2020 Strategic Plan

Friends and colleagues,

I am excited to release this updated College of Engineering and Applied Science 2020 Strategic Plan. This plan was developed by faculty and staff to assist in prioritization of goals and resources over the next five years, ensuring our College remains in pursuit of academic excellence.

The college is currently in a strong position. We are nationally ranked by U.S News and World report among both public and private institutions. Additionally, we are ranked among research one institutions and are designated by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence. As we go forward, it is my desire to build on these successes and improve even further. In addition to academic excellence, we must embrace an entrepreneurial focus to stay competitive in today's world.

This plan focuses on three main areas: First, it emphasizes our need to establish an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students. Second, the plan emphasizes our endeavor to earn national recognition for all Engineering and Applied Science Programs. Finally, it affirms our budgetary goal to maintain balanced growth (with respect to the campus Sources and Uses financial statements) while executing this plan. This strategic plan is critical to the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and will greatly assist us in accomplishing the College goals, mission, and vision.

R. Dandapani, Dean

Evaluation

Measure

Standard

UCCS Goal

UCCS Assessment

BS, BI, MS, ME, & PhD Assessment and BSEEd Certification

Accepted by UCCS Assessment Office

1, 3

EAS Leadership Council Assessment

Degree Program Assessment

To be developed by EAS Leadership Council

1, 5, 10, 11

 

New Programs

Establish at least 1 new degree program

1, 11

Placement (Broken out by Undergrad/Grad)

Percentage employed within 6 months of graduation or continuing to Graduate School

 

1

 

Percentage of students that held at least one internship

TBD

3, 11

Teaching Excellence

Distinguished Professor Recognition

At least one faculty member recognized as Distinguished Professor

2

Student Enrichment Activities

Student Projects

TBD

3

 

Student club project placements in national/international competition

Yearly state/national recognition of at least three student-based activities

3

Evaluation

Measure

Standard

UCCS Goal

Research

Signifigant Publications and Conference

25% of faculty publications are in significant as defined by each department

2

 

Total external fund expenditures

$200K per faculty per fiscal year

2, 9, 12

Development 

Active Industry-EAS Development Projects

At least one development project in each department

2, 5, 9, 11

 

Equity holdings created under UCCS Development Corporation

Five equity holdings

2, 5, 9

Evaluation

Measure

Standard

UCCS Goal

Inclusive student body

Percentage of Women and Minority Engineering Students

Proportion exceeding ASEE norms

1, 5, 6

 

Percentage of Students with Military Connection

Develop growth goals in partnership with Veteran's Affairs Office by 1 Dec 2017

1, 5, 6

Robust student body

Entrance Standards

  1. Increase middle 50% values for GPA, SAT, ACT, and Class Rank, exact standard to be determined
  2. Middle 50% of EAS student body with 28 ACT / 1300 SAT / top 10% of HS class

5, 8

 

Scholarships, Fellowships, and External Academic Support

TBD

4, 12

 

Efficient Student - Faculty Ratio

Maximum of 50 students per class section

2, 3

Freshmen retention

Percentage of students continuing from freshman to sophomore

TBD

1, 5, 6, 8

Student persistence

Percentage of students that enter EAS who graduate

TBD

1, 5, 6, 8

 

Timely graduation of traditional students entering directly from high school

TBD

1, 5, 6, 8