Student Success & Engagement
Enrollment at SIU Carbondale will increase by at least 5% annually.
- Conduct (minimum) one major outreach event each semester.
- Develop an intensive partnership with District 95 and other SI districts to implement 7th and 8th grade planning campaigns.
- Evaluate Saluki Commitment to find best awarding strategies to utilize the allocated money and attract students from Illinois.
- To identify programs that can increase in capacity.
- Work with vendors to build pipelines of students for those programs.
- Pursue non-traditional college-going populations and work with SIU Global to market various modalities of instruction for programs.
- Leverage and expand programs like Saluki Step Ahead.
- Seek out new markets where there is population growth.
- Work with Colleges to award foundation scholarships through Academic Works to reach all student with need.
- Move all student communication to Slate including the student award letter.
- Summer bridge programs
Increase the retention rate by 4% each year.
- Provide award letter including continuing foundation scholarships (awarded the first year with expectation will be carried forward if terms of scholarship are).
- Develop a training program to educate academic advisors/faculty on how to use Degree Works SEP to advise students.
- Develop and provide a training video for students on how to use plans (SEP) map out their pathway.
- Update Banner SHATATR appropriately with proficiency exam groupings.
- Analyze data to build an ideal student profile that aligns with the university’s mission and supports growth at the Undergraduate level.
- Increase student understanding of costs and assist where possible to utilize resources to decrease balances owed.
Positively impact 6-year graduation rate; improve by 5% each year.
- Assure that admitted students meet guidelines.
- Provide award letter including continuing foundation scholarships (awarded the first year with expectation will be carried forward if terms of scholarship are fulfilled).
- Educate students to graduate in four years to reduce loan debt.
- Continue sending student loan debt letters.
- Webinars on the loan repayment and loan default.
- Duplicate successful efforts of individual colleges.
Review and restructure First Year Experience and New Student Orientation—Enhance program/initiative offerings by 25%.
Increase student involvement/memberships in organizations and programs by 25%.
The retention/persistence rate of students who are referred to Saluki Cares will be 70%.
All Saluki Success Initiative students are to meet with Life Coaches weekly or as needed depending on the need of each individual student.
Deliver one workshop on each of three topics each month for a total of 36 workshops annually; 75% of all faculty attend at least three workshops or complete microlearning activities annually; 80% of students complete instructor/course evaluations in all courses; increase instructor and course evaluations scores across all categories; achieve and sustain a 3.7/5.0 evaluation score on the standardized instructor and course categories evaluated.
Plan and implement online and face-to-face workshops; develop microlearning activities that can be reviewed in a self-service format. Identify a reward system to encourage faculty attendance and participation in these activities.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Retention of staff, possibility of more staff utilizing services on campus either for their job or personal.
Increase representation of women in leadership, student, staff, and faculty black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) employees by 10% by the end of 2023.
- Re-design New Employee Orientation to provide more and better quality information to new employees.
- Increase representation of individuals from underserved groups and provide professional development/mentoring of faculty from underserved groups.
Incorporate and increase participation in multicultural welcoming and graduation events.
Increase participation and completion of training on various aspects of student health, safety and wellness through in person and online venues.
- Synthesize DE&I best practices across colleges and departments to eliminate disparities in educational curriculum and outcomes.
- Develop student success metrics across race/ethnicity, (BIPOC), socioeconomic status, gender, physical or mental abilities, and other demographic traits and intersectionality.
- Ongoing training and education through DPS.
Provide numerous and varied opportunities for students, faculty and staff to increase empathy and understanding of cultural differences and experiences.
- Increase adoption of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and diversity rubrics in programs/courses.
- Continue development of cross campus DEI taskforce
1. Recruit diverse staff for a formal task force.
2. Pair DEI Task Force staff to collaborate with MRC Coordinators.
3. Invest and develop diverse trainings to increase cultural humility and awareness.
Enhance on/off campus volunteerism through multiple recurring events.
- Establish specific performance factor on CS and AP Performance Evaluation that addresses the staff member's participation and support of campus-related diversity and inclusion efforts. Revise current form to include diversity and inclusion performance expectations and evaluation outcomes.
- Establish Salukis helping Salukis initiative.
Support overall retention and increase the graduation rates for males of color by 5% annually.
- Development of ongoing programming designed to assist at-risk individuals in achieving greater academic, financial and involvement success.
Branding & Partnerships
Increased engagement, particularly among recent/younger alumni.
- Evaluate the current dues-based membership program's appeal for current and future alumni.
- Create a proposal (based on research/data/trends) for either enhancement or phasing out the membership program.
- Develop Salukis helping Salukis program.
Increase number of community students in our camps and conferences.
Create new branding and partnerships between region and university.
- Host and participate and in community job fairs.
- Grow summer camp program and publicize throughout local schools.
- Activate mural project within Carbondale.
- Create/repurpose Carbondale messaging in roadshows and open houses/web.
Increased readership and interaction with SIU Today and This is SIU.
Reduce extraneous communications to students/faculty staff.
Make onboarding and regular training/policies more accessible via web.
- Conduct analysis of both email programs to ensure content matches needs of faculty/staff.
- Overhaul and relaunch enhanced emails.
- Begin process to enable web design/functionality & search to assist SIU personnel easier access to information.
Attain out-of-region coverage across multiple news venues for 5 positive stories of significance.
- Actively pitch stories and university experts to news media.
- Grow relationships with Chicago/St. Louis news media.
- Target media in expansion areas (neighbor states, TX, FL, Denver).
Add 3 new international partnerships (program articulation) by 2030; Increase international undergraduate and graduate student enrollment by 5% by 2030.
- Showcase SIU and Imagine campaign within region and through out of region opportunities.
Research & Innovation
Increase the number and variety of research proposals submitted by faculty.
- Develop and fund 3 proposals for research and tech entrepreneurship.
- Host an annual, hybrid conference open to SIU and non-SIU educators with at least 1000 unique attendees annually by 2030.
Increase proposals and grants vs. 2022 fiscal year.
Strengthen Southern IL region as a live, work, play region.
- Develop video stories highlighting the opportunities for students at SIUC to engage in faculty mentored research and creative activities through interviews of students currently engaged in UG research and recently graduated students. Similar stories should be developed for graduate students and faculty engaged in impactful research and creative activities.
Increase the number of undergraduate students supported to engage in faculty mentored research/creative activity.
Increase the number of supported students from ~30 to ~60 per year.
- Field economic impact study.
- Reinstatement of undergraduate research funding piloting program of Foundation scholarships.
Increase external funding by 10% per year on average until 2030.
Increase Ph.D. enrollment by 5% by 2030, leading to an increase in scholarly publications per faculty member.
Develop McLafferty Annex as a research support for SIU and SIL.
- Identify multiple cross-disciplinary research areas of excellence in the unit and focus on building "clusters" in these areas.
- Engagement of the unit leadership team in research-related fundraising efforts, including establishment of externally funded research centers and endowed faculty positions.
- Mentorship programs for tenure-track faculty during their probationary period by the leadership team and faculty with established research record.
- Development of new Ph.D. programs in areas of demand.
- To increase Ph.D. enrollment, support faculty participation in national and international conferences to advertise the unit's programs.
- Provide training to improve faculty compliance with state and federal mandates.
Collaboratively develop 3 proposals business and economic development to meet needs of SIU System communities & businesses.
- Involvement of 80% of Honors students in research and experiential activities.
Audit paper usage throughout campus and reduce output by 20%.
Train faculty/staff on utilizing digital and automated technology solutions to reduce paper and increase process efficiency.
- Computer lab workstations to be replaced by more sustainable VDI solutions.
- Raise awareness of VDI sustainability impact by publishing impact statement in all locations using the technology.
- Install virtual desktop solutions where possible to reduce power consumption and e-waste.
- Create sustainability messaging/education around tech sustainability.
Improved infrastructure through targeted investments.
- Provide complete list of infrastructure initiatives underway with expected completion timeframes. Including physical resource maintenance+revitalization.
- Converting the exterior lighting to LED will provide the following Identify 5 underutilized productivity tools, create and deliver training in a variety of modalities to raise awareness and adoption.
Seek green cleaning goal of 90% cleaning supplies Green Seal or UL ECOLOGO certified cleaning products in the following categories:
and general floor care.
Collaboratively develop 3 proposals to secure funding in environmentally-focused initiatives including EVs and the grid.
Increased completion of accessibility training; Annual increase in digital conversion of instructional materials; increase adoption of digital uploads of course materials; decrease in printing and production of course materials.