Transformational Change at Idaho State University

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  • 1. Transformational Change at Idaho State University Presentation to the Idaho State Board of Education August 12, 2010
  • 2. Transforming Campus Accreditation NWCCU reaffirmed ISU’s accreditation Three commendations Rendezvous Complex Enterprise Resource Planning System Providing students with financial support despite poor economy
  • 3. Transforming Campus Campus Restructure New Division of Health Sciences New College of Science and Engineering New College of Arts and Letters New Student Success Center Student Affairs Structure Streamlined
  • 4. Transforming Campus Campus Restructure New leadership in place Realistic budgets set for new units Strategic planning underway
  • 5. Transforming University Finances Significant cost reductions achieved Stable financial operations Improved financial reserves posture Significantly improved debt service coverage Athletics Deficit erased Positive operations restored and maintained Continued successful annual audits Bond ratings sound University Business Officers fully deployed
  • 6. Headcount: End of Term 16,000 15,553 15,500 15,000 14,520 14,500 14,174 14,000 13,929 13,500 13,000 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009
  • 7. Transforming Campus Enhanced Recruitment Efforts 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 10,000 313,729 Students exposed to ISU 60 98 Idaho high schools visited 4,000 6,230 Inquiries from Idaho students 15 in 3 states 39 in 9 states College fairs 483 1,550 Individual campus tours Recruiting better qualified students
  • 8. Transforming Campus Graduate Student Comparison Highest number of FTE graduate students in the state Fall 2009 10th Day Data University of Idaho 1,114 Idaho State University 1,270 Boise State University 1,149 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200 1250 1300
  • 9. Transforming Campus Availability and Access to Classes Priority enrollment process Opens up classes for paying students Helps identify need for additional class sessions Additional 24 sections in Arts and Letters and 17 sections in Science and Engineering have been added to ensure access
  • 10. Transforming Campus University Housing Turner Hall and Rendezvous at capacity FY’11 apartment occupancy at 92% Overall residence hall occupancy up 20% from FY’09 Creating greater opportunities to expand Living-Learning Communities and advance student success rates.
  • 11. Transforming Campus Status of ERP Project All 8 core business functions completed on schedule Completed on budget Presented the IT Project Management Award by The Information Technology Resource Management Council (a body within the Idaho State Department of Administration) Project will continue over the next two years
  • 12. Transformative National Rankings PhD in Clinical Psychology ranked 1st nationally (Psychological Reports) Counseling program tied for 13th in nation by U.S. News and World Report (April 2010) ISU ranked fifth-safest campus in the U.S. (Daily Beast)
  • 13. Transforming Students Student Success Center One-stop shopping for academic support services: University Honors Program Academic Advising University tutoring TRiO ADA Resource Center Native American Academic Studies Student Athlete Academic Support
  • 14. Transforming Students Veterans’ Sanctuary 150% increase in veteran students at ISU 325 veterans in 2009…813 veterans in 2010 “One stop shopping” approach National citations from The American Legion and VFW Support ISU National Guard students being deployed in mid September
  • 15. Transforming Students Student Recreation Center Approved by students in 2004 $7M cost paid by students Operation costs shared by faculty/staff through membership fees 32,000 square feet of additional space Includes weights, fitness machines, multi-purpose room and personal training Key to recruitment and retention
  • 16. Transformative Research External Funding 27% increase in external funding in FY’10, to $36,658,131 70% is federal funding 17% increase in industry funding More than 20 active industry projects, including: AREVA Battelle Energy Alliance Lockheed Martin Corp. Monsanto Portneuf Regional Medical Center Premier Technology, Inc.
  • 17. Transformative Research 2010 Fulbright Awards Alan Johnson (Professor, English) Teach and study at University of Mumbai, India Dr. Jennifer Attebery (Professor, English) Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden Bethany Hundley (Master’s Student, Deaf Education) Study deaf and deaf literacy in Nepal
  • 18. Transformative Research Energy Research DOE Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) grants ISU received of 3 of the 42 grants awarded in the U.S. NRC laboratory equipment grant New joint faculty hire with the INL
  • 19. Transformative Research Health Research Family Medicine Clinical Research Center Multiple, ongoing clinical trials NIH funded faculty doubled in the past year Medical isotope production project 2 new DOE grants totaling $925,000 Patent in progress
  • 20. Transformative Research Environmental Research Professor Dan Ames Developed MapWindow GIS software Downloaded by 250,000 users in 40 countries 2010 Early Career Research Excellence Awardee, International Environmental Modeling Software Society National award
  • 21. Transformative Research Social Science Research $1.7M National Science Foundation Grant: Interdisciplinary: history, geoscience, computer science, mathematics Principal Investigator: Jack Owens, History International collaborators
  • 22. Transformative Research Social Science Research Minerals Management Service contract for studying the impacts of oil disasters in Alaska ($339,000) (U.S. Department of the Interior) NSF funding for an analysis of fisheries policy ($199,000) NSF funding for Aleutian Island Biocomplexity ($1,390,000)
  • 23. Transforming Communities Memorandum of Agreement: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Formalizes relationship between ISU and Tribes Develops services for Shoshone-Bannock students and community Focuses on recruitment and retention Indigenous Nations Institute President Arthur and Dr. Laura Vailas with Larry EchoHawk, U.S. Department of Interior Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
  • 24. Transformative Research Mirador Basin
  • 25. The Ultimate Goal of Transformation
  • 26. Unused Slides…
  • 27. Transforming Campus Access to ERP Financial Data Current Financial Access Includes: Self-Service Banner Monthly Activity Reports through the ARGOS tool Internet Native Banner University Business Officers Central Accounting All ERP Implementations Involve: Adapting to significant change in the way things are done throughout the campus On-going training Initial lack of fluency from the learning curve Building new reports
  • 28. Annual Audit Responsiveness As part of our response to the FY09 audit, ISU hired two additional staff members to help remedy staffing shortages and minimize the potential downside risk of producing timely and accurate financial statements.
  • 29. Transforming Campus Early College Enrollment Increase Early College Program 6.4 % increase from AY 2006-2007 2,514 2,500 2,412 2,012 2,000 1,595 1,500 1,000 500 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 Note: A student is counted in each semester enrolled in the academic year (fall and spring)
  • 30. Transforming Campus Increase in Graduate Degrees Awarded 22.25% increase from FY2006 600 500 400 Conferrals 300 200 100 0 FY2006 FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 Conferrals 409 468 408 438 500 Fiscal Year (Summer+Fall+Spring)
  • 31. Interdisciplinary Collaborations Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy (CAMAS) NSF awards totaling more than $1.2 million for equipment and the creation of 3D virtual museums Over 20 new research projects Collaborative research involving multiple departments
  • 32. Transforming the Idaho Museum of Natural History Reorganized into 3 research divisions Catalogued over 62,000 items during 2009-’10 Advisory Committee Created Community members Political leaders Entrepreneurs Began construction of new exhibits and displays Grand re-opening set for Fall ‘10