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EKU President Doug Whitlock's 2009 Fall Convocation Remarks

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  • 1. Re-imagine. Fall Convocation, Aug. 17, 12009Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 2. Welcome to EKU 2009-10 2Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 3. Welcome to EKU 2009-10 ★ Chronicle: “A Great College to Work for” ★ Recognized for community and regional involvement ★ Top 10% two years running Forbes: “America’s Best Colleges” ★ Near top 10% in US News & World Report Top Colleges and Universities ★ One of America’s most Veteran Friendly campuses 3Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 4. My Performance Evaluation 4Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 5. My Performance Evaluation • Restored stability • Weathering current economic storm • You want to know: ★ What is the Essential Eastern? ★ What is the Power of Maroon? 5Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 6. My Performance Evaluation You appreciate the streamlining done. But there is still red tape and drudgery to eliminate. 6Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 7. My Performance Evaluation You want to know: ★ What is my view of the relationship between instruction, scholarship, and service? 7Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 8. My Performance Evaluation Your hope for me: Transformational leadership at Eastern during this significant era in Higher Education. 8Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 9. Thank You Dr. Rodney Piercey Provost 2007-09 9Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 10. Dr. Janna Vice Interim Provost 2009-10 10Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 11. Institutional Finances 11Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 12. Institutional Finances • We prepared for 4% cut • Only had to take 2% cut • We captured the 2% left • Through reallocation, almost 3% more 12Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 13. Institutional Finances • Stimulus funds are 7% of our state appropriation this year • The Good News: ☞ No more cuts going into this year ☞ No penalty once stimulus funds are gone • The Bad News: ☞ Stimulus dollars are nonrecurring ☞ May have another budget cut soon 13Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 14. 14Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 15. Freshman T-Shirts 15Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 16. Today’s Interpreters ★ Tina Savelyev ★ Jennifer Paycheck 16Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 17. EKU Enrollment Trends 17Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 18. EKU Enrollment Trends This fall: approx. 14,600 students, up 2.8%: ★ 3.2% Undergraduates up ★ 7% New freshmen up ★ 12% African-Americans up ★ 56% Online credit-hours up ★ 3.8% Total credit-hours up 18Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 19. EKU Graduation Trends • Largest growth in bachelor’s degrees in Kentucky public institutions • Over last 5 years, largest growth among 4- year institutions, increasing 48% with 60% growth in baccalaureates • Project Graduate generated 16 more graduates this past May, 20 more adults to graduate this fall 19Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 20. Move-In Day 20Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 21. Move-In Day Do NOT park in Martin or Wallace lots on Friday. City lot on Park on Crabbe St. periphery is free on Friday. 21Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 22. Benefits 22Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 23. Benefits ★ Effective January 1, at no cost to employees, individual dental coverage under Option 1 of University’s existing dental plan ★ EKU branch of UK Federal Credit Union closing its campus facility at end of Sept. ★ 3 new ATMs will open soon 23Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 24. Infrastructure Update 24Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 25. Infrastructure Update ESPC Sustainability Project ✦ Will reduce energy consumption by almost $8000 per day ✦ Will reduce our overall greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 76 million lbs per year ✦ EKU becomes better steward of the public trust 25Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 26. Click on the bottom right of homepage 26Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 27. Infrastructure Update Manchester Campus Dedication Manchester Campus 27Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 28. Infrastructure Update Manchester Campus Dedication 28Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 29. Infrastructure Update New Science Building 29Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 30. Infrastructure Update CB&T Phase II, Performing Arts Building 30Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 31. Infrastructure Update Todd and Dupree Greek Towers 31Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 32. Infrastructure Update Walters Hall 32Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 33. Infrastructure Update Noel Studio for Academic Creativity 33Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 34. Infrastructure Update Intramural Fields Renovation Project Is Complete 34Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 35. Infrastructure Update Preliminary design of Stratton building addition in the works 35Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 36. Personnel 36Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 37. Personnel Dr. Janna Vice Interim Provost 2009-10 37Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 38. Personnel Linda Fossen AVP Student Affairs and Dean of Enrollment 38Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 39. Personnel Russell Carpenter Director, Studio for Academic Creativity 39Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 40. Personnel Peter Cizdziel General Manager, Arlington 40Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 41. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments 41Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 42. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Carol Ruppel Model Lab Teacher • Fulbright Scholar • 2009-10 in Slovakia 42Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 43. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Barbara Hussey English Professor • Fulbright Scholar • In Montenegro earlier this year 43Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 44. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Samuel Hinton Educational Studies Professor • Fulbright Scholar • Traveled to China as part of Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad 44Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 45. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Jerry Cook Foundation Professor of Physics • Acorn Award Recipient • EKU has the most of these of any university or college in Kentucky 45Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 46. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Joe Molinaro Art & Design Professor • 2009-11 Foundation Professor • EKU’s highest honor for teaching excellence 46Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 47. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. David Zurick Foundation Professor of Geography • Lifetime Achievement Award Association of American Geography 47Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 48. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. David Dailey Graphic Arts Professor • Frederick D. Kagy Life Achievement Award • Highest honor of the International Graphic Arts Education Association 48Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 49. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Marta Miranda Director, Multicultural Student Affairs, Women & Gender Studies • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Award • One of only four recognized statewide 49Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 50. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Cindy Shain Director of Kentucky Regional Community Policing Institute • Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award 50Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 51. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Allen Ault Dean of College of Justice & Safety • President’s Award from the Kentucky Health and Safety Network 51Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 52. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Neil Pederson Biological Sciences Professor • $378,000 NSF Grant • Examining potential impact of climate change on forest fires • Involves international cooperation between USA and Mongolia 52Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 53. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Mike Austin Philosophy & Religion Associate Professor • $24,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities • Developing undergraduate course 53Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 54. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Tracy Scott Assistant Athletics Director • NCAA 2009-10 Fellows Leadership Program • One of only 12 athletics administrators selected nationwide 54Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 55. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Lynnette Noblitt & Beverly Hart EKU Faculty Members • Promoting QEP • Presenting at International Conference in Critical Thinking 55Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 56. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Charles Hickox Dean of Continuing Ed. & Outreach • Named VP of Association for Continuing Ed. & Outreach for 2009-10 • Member 25th annual Leadership Kentucky Class 56Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 57. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Karen Dilka Special Education Professor • Serving as executive director for the Board of the Council on Education on the the Deaf 57Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 58. Faculty/Staff Accomplishments Dr. Robert Rogow Dean of College of Business & Tech. • Serving as International President of Phi Kappa Phi honor society 58Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 59. Healthy You at EKU 59Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 60. Healthy You at EKU ★ Culture of wellness ★ We are self-insured health care provider ★ The more we use, the more it costs us 60Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 61. The Biggest Lifestyle Risk Factors ★ Physical activity ★ Dietary fat intake ★ Fruit & vegetable intake 61Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 62. The Biggest Medical Risk Factors ★ Weight ★ Blood Pressure ★ Cholesterol 62Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 63. Healthy You Average Annual Health Costs ★ $3,531 for Healthy You participant ★ $3,781 for non-participant Healthy You participants cost $250 less per year. 63Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 64. Healthy You Participation ★ 1 in 3 EKU employees participate ★ 400+ attended health fair ★ About 200 took free health screening ★ #participants with low number of risks is up ★ #participants with high risk is down 64Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 65. Healthy You at EKU Culture ★ Positive health practices are promoted, encouraged, recognized, and rewarded ★ 22 wellness credits = (Pick one!) • $150 credit toward health care premium • $150 into an FSA • 1 personal holiday • $150 cash • 1-year membership, Fitness & Wellness Center 65Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 66. Campus Walking Paths 66Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 67. Preparing for Flu & Emergencies ★ Pandemic Flu Work Group is meeting regularly ★ Keep up via www.prepare4flu.eku.edu ★ Seasonal influenza vaccination is free for benefitted faculty and staff • Public Safety continues to update our Emergency Action Plan • Arrange for Emergency Preparedness Training by contacting EKU Police 67Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 68. CRAFT Sustainability 68Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 69. CRAFT Biofuel Research 69Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 70. CRAFT Sustainability 70Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 71. 71Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 72. Gathering Support 72Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 73. Gathering Support ★ In the midst of one of our nation’s worst financial crises ★ Gifts of support are up 37% ★ Total donors have increased by nearly 3% 73Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 74. Coordinating University Branding ★ Printing Services now coordinates EKU visual identity ★ Printing Services assists with visual identity in wide range of communications 74Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 75. Aligning the EKU Web with the Authentic EKU Experience ★ The EKU Web Work Group engages university web contributors ★ Is transforming EKU Web into student-friendly experience 75Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 76. Hanger Field Changes 76Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 77. 2009 Football Schedule DATE OPPONENT Sept. 3 at Indiana Sept. 19 Tennessee Tech Sept. 26 at Murray State Oct. 3 at Eastern Illinois Oct. 10 Tennessee State Oct. 17 UT-Martin (HC) Oct. 24 at Austin Peay Oct. 31 Southeast Missouri Nov. 7 at Kentucky Nov. 14 Western Carolina Nov. 21 at Jacksonville State 77Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 78. We Must Love 78Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 79. Eastern Must Change ★ Stability ≠ Desire for sameness ★ Process, order, commitment as we work together to transform EKU ★ Examine all under light of current and future priorities ★ Increase effectiveness and efficiency 79Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 80. Gary Larson Cartoon Pilots in Plane 80Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 81. The Most Original Minds Win ★ Foolhardy risks sink the ship ★ No risks = ship dead in the water ★ Measured risks rock the boat without capsizing it 81Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 82. Our Time ★ Time of profound change ★ Wrong time to hunker down ★ Time to adapt, improvise, be creative ★ We’ve maxed out large tuition increases ★ Time of tight finances 82Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 83. Strategic Planning & Budgeting Are Critical ★ Reduce our 150 key performance indicators ★ Focus on: • Student Success • Regional Stewardship • QEP 83Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 84. Forces for Change ★Technology ★Economy ★Global Warming ★Globalization Any of these is enough to drive the most significant change to this planet since the industrial revolution. 84Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 85. Zogby’s 4 Meta-Movements ★ Living with limits ★ Embracing diversity ★ Looking inward ★ Demanding Authenticity Young adults truly place a value on being “green” and view themselves as global citizens. 85Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 86. Phoenix is Not the Future of Higher Ed. 1) Brick & Mortar racing toward online 2) Online suffers from “enthusiasm gap” 3) Only 27% of population and even smaller % of prospective employers attach as much value to online degree 86Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 87. The New Paradigm ★ Online students ★ Minimal cost ★ Knowledge is power 87Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 88. The Quick and the Dead ★ Why are we better than competition? ★ What makes us special? “Don’t just outcompete, reshape the terms of the competition.” 88Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 89. Gary Larson Cartoon Modern Lions 89Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 90. New Priorities Conclusions ★ We face increased scrutiny ★ Competition may drive changes in operational assumptions ★ Moving forward may require significant differentiation ★ Today’s realities will open the door to conversations about: scope, goals, and fulfillment of our mission 90Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 91. What do we do BEST? “What is great today will not be good enough for tomorrow.” 91Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 92. Kirby Easterling 92Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 93. Toni Hacker 93Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 94. The Essential Eastern ★ A door to opportunity ★ dedicated and skilled faculty advise, mentor, instruct in a culture of caring ★ skilled and devoted staff facilitate teaching-learning experience ★ gives students means to earn a living, live a meaningful life ★ “Yes, and” instead of “Yeah, but” ★ Natural and physical beauty ★ Power of Maroon 94Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 95. Re-Imagining Ourselves ★ Remain true to our mission ★ Focus on teaching and learning ★ T & L requires two active participants ★ For what scholarship do faculty get rewarded? 95Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 96. Gary Larson Cartoon Fire is invented. 96Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 97. Re-Imagining Ourselves ★ Service to University, not just to department ★ Even more time for professional development ★ Celebrate diversity ★ Grow opportunities for student and faculty exchanges ★ Important to be green and sustainable ★ Engage more in online education ★ Re-engineer processes to gain efficiencies and free resources 97Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 98. Our 3 Strategic Themes 1. Student Success 2. Regional Stewardship 3. Quality Enhancement98ProgramWednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 99. In Closing... 99Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 100. In Closing... ★ “We cannot look for more and ingenious ways to continue to do the wrong things better.” ★ We must re-imagine and reinvent EKU while staying true to the Essential Eastern. 100Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 101. Thank You 101Wednesday, September 2, 2009
  • 102. the competiton adapt online education reshape globalization technology authenticity Healthy You conversations teaching Power improvise of Maroon scholarship QEP effective, efficient change service yes, and Re-imagine. culture diversity sustainability measured opportunity risks of caring Student Success collaborate be creative Essential Eastern transformational warming global Regional Stewardship leadership It’s about the conversation.Wednesday, September 2, 2009