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Institutional Effectiveness

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5.1-Fiscal Resource Management

5.2-Institutional Development

We will improve our business practices to provide greater value to our students and the state. An audit in the summer of 2016 provided clarity on institutional shortcomings, as well as an opportunity for us to take a closer look at our operating procedures and protocols. Additionally, state and national focus on student retention and completion, the college's rapidly changing student demographics, and difficult economic conditions combine to provide both a challenge and an opportunity. Individually and collectively, we must develop new modes of resource management in order to foster collaboration, transparency, data-driven decision-making, and creativity. We must also value the talents and contributions of our alumni, both in Rhode Island and throughout the country, as critical resources for institutional advancement.

institutional goal graphicGOAL: RIC will employ technology, transparency, communication, collaboration and innovation in our management of information and resources to foster a shared commitment to seeking the best and highest use of resources to achieve success.​

5.1-Fiscal Resource Management

Objective 5.1.1 Objective 5.1.2

Strengthen capacity for effective, transparent resource management

Enhance the use of technology to promote communication, learning, and access 

Priority Initiatives Priority Initiatives

Leverage the Bureau of Audits report to establish and present timely, appropriate and transparent fiscal processes and controls

Institutionalize the Workforce Planning Committee to review all hiring proposals to assure investments are aligned with institutional priorities

Create an efficient, equitable and transparent system for the allocation and maximization of physical spaces on campus

Establish an informative and transparent budgeting process incorporating a 3-year forecast

Build RIC's web presence to communicate the college's brand and make information about programs, procedures, and personnel accurate, sensitive, and accessible

Review and consistently update the college's media-based communication strategies to meet the needs of students in a digital environment

Increase the number of multifunctional, technology-enhanced spaces for meetings, presentations, events that promote and advance academic goals, such as experiential learning and civic engagement


Objective 5.1.3 Objective 5.1.4
Strengthen revenue streams to promote affordability by maintaining tuition and fee levels below regional peers Establish a comprehensive master plan addressing the long-term physical plant needs and vision for the college's overall footprint
Priority Initiatives Priority Initiatives

Strengthen advocacy efforts for increased state support

Increase revenues from private fundraising

Issue an RFP to engage education master planning services from a consultant

Engage campus community to provide input, needs and challenges to shape RIC's master plan and ensure the college can adapt to changing conditions into the future

Prioritize use of renewable energy sources where feasible


5.2-Institutional Development

Objective 5.2.1

Enhance communication and relationships with alumni by recognizing them as a valuable and critical resource for institutional growth and success

Priority Initiatives

Begin monthly e-newsletter to alumni to keep them abreast of campus activities and developments

Add capacity to more easily solicit, receive, and track contributions online​

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Page last updated: July 26, 2017