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  • Executive Summary.

    Blueprint for Academic Excellence College of Arts & Sciences AY2017-2018

    Introduction A strong and vibrant College of Arts and Sciences remains critical to the University's mission: the education of the state's citizens through teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement. The College has 475 tenure-track faculty, 125 non-tenure-track faculty, 7,000 majors, and 1,000 graduate students in a wide range of disciplines, offering 50 Bachelor's & Master's Degrees and 20 Doctoral Programs, covering over 40 percent of all credit hours at USC and 95 percent of the Carolina Core. The College produced 110 PhDs in AY2016. The faculty hold 5 of the 7 annual Mungo Graduate Teaching Awards, 23 of the 28 Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Awards awarded (2010-16), and every Russell Research Award awarded from 2010-16.

    Highlights

    * EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

    . Increasing emphasis on study abroad programs, public lectures, internships, student-faculty research opportunities, and other beyond-the-classroom opportunities

    . Top 100 graduate programs (US News World Report) - Sociology,Social Psychology, Criminology, Political Science, Earth Sciences, English, History, and Mathematics

    � EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

    . Received approximately $38M in research funding for FY16 and approximately $24.4M for FY17 (YTD)

    � VIBRANT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

    � Public lecture series

    Lacy K Ford, Dean

    UNIVERSITY OF

    @WMOHM College of Arts and Sciences

  • in excellenceorus sciencesselle

    - Table of Contents.

    ExecutiveSummary.........................................................................................................................................................

    Introduction................................................................................................................................................................

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    Highlights...................................................................................................................................................................

    Foundation for Academic Excellence ............................................................................................................................

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    Mission Statement ..................................................................................................................................................... 2

    Vision Statement........................................................................................................................................................ 2

    Values........................................................................................................................................................................ 2

    Goals - Looking Back...................................................................................................................................................... 3

    Goals-RealTime........................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Goals - Looking Ahead ......

    Academic Programs ..........

    Program Rankings .......

    Instructional Modalities

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    Program Launches..................

    Program Terminations ............

    Supplemental Info - Academic

    Academic Initiatives......................

    Programs

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    Experiential Learning for Undergraduates .....

    Experiential Learning For Graduate Students

    Affordability ....................................................

    Reputation Enhancement ..............................

    Challenges.....................................................

    Supplemental Info - Academic Initiatives .......

    Faculty Population...............................................

    Faculty Employment by Track and Title.........

    Faculty Information..............................................

    Research and Scholarly Activity ....................

    Faculty Development .....................................

    Supplemental Info - Faculty ...........................

    Supplemental Academic Analytics Report.....

    Teaching ...............................................................

    Faculty to Student Ratio.................................

    Analysis of Ratio ............................................

    Faculty Awards Nominations..............................

    Research Awards Nominations......................

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    Service Awards Nominations................................................................................................................................... 37

    Faculty Awards Received..............................................................................................................................................

    Research Awards.....................................................................................................................................................

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    ServiceAwards........................................................................................................................................................ 39

    Student Recruiting and Retention................................................................................................................................

    Student Recruitment ................................................................................................................................................

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    StudentRetention.................................................................................................................................................... 40

    Student Enrollment & Outcomes.................................................................................................................................. 42

  • StudentEnrollments................................................................................................................................................. 42

    Student Population by Headcount .................

    Student Retention, Transfer, and Graduation

    Alumni Engagement & Fundraising ...........................

    Alumni....................................................................

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    Development...........................................................................

    Supplemental Info - Alumni Engagement & Fundraising ........

    Community Engagement..............................................................

    Community Engagements and Community - based Activities

    Community Perceptions..........................................................

    Incentivizing Faculty Engagement ..........................................

    Supplemental Info - Community Engagement ........................

    Collaborations...............................................................................

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    Internal Collaborations............................................................................................................................................. 59

    External Collaborations............................................................................................................................................ 59

    Supplemental Info - Collaborations........

    Campus Climate and Inclusion...............

    Campus Climate & Inclusion..............

    Supplemental Info - Campus Climate

    Concluding Remarks ...............................

    Quantitative Outcomes ......................

    Cool Stuff ...........................................

    & Inclusion

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    Academic Programs.........................

    Academic Initiatives .........................

    Research & Scholarly Activity.........

    Faculty Information ..........................

    Academic Analytics Report .............

    Alumni Engagement & Fundraising

    Community Engagement .................

    Collaborations...................................

    Campus Climate & Inclusion ...........

  • Foundation for Academic Excellence

    Mission Statement Since 1805, the College has been the intellectual core of the University, entrusted to provide superb teaching in the arts and sciences to all students. The College comprises a richly diverse community dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about the natural and human worlds as well as the places where they intersect. The College is committed to enriching the academic experience of every graduate and undergraduate student through a wide and innovative array of courses, programs, and opportunities in the arts, humanities, math, and sciences an