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Academic Affairs Strategic Plan 2010-11


The mission of Academic Affairs is to facilitate the critical pursuit of knowledge in an environment of civility and tolerance by providing excellent educational opportunities for all UNF students through a focused use of resources in scholarly programs that have relevance to the broad range of constituencies served by the university and that are subject to rigorous and ongoing scrutiny and improvement.

Four encompassing and mutually informative goals derive from this mission statement, included below.  

Goal 1: Advance the recruitment of academically ready and culturally diverse students and set occasions for their success. 


Action 1.1: Strategically recruit FTIC and Florida Associate of Arts students in accordance with BOG enrollment targets while increasing both academic profile and diversity.

Action 1.2: Continue to develop initiatives in areas of advising to increase university retention and graduation rates and begin to set targets. 

Action 1.3: Develop first-year programming to facilitate the transition, integration, and engagement of freshman students.


Action 1.4: Increase the number of Pell Grant recipients.


Goal 2:Advance the scope and quality of academic programs in a manner consistent with the mission and resources of the university.

Action 2.1 Review and modify the new program proposal process to ensure new programs are in alignment with state priorities and university resources.

Action 2.2: Continue Quality Enhancement Plan implementation; reconsider application for Carnegie classification of Engaged Institution. 

Action 2.3: Initiate process of student learning outcomes testing as required by the Voluntary System of Accountability using ETS.

Action 2.4: Join the Educational Advisory Board to gain access to reports covering many areas in Academic Affairs including distance learning, advising, FYE, program efficiency.  

Goal 3: Advance the diversification and scholarly engagement of the faculty.

Action 3.1: Develop, propose, and implement strategies for enhancing the diversity of the faculty profile.

Action 3.2: Support alternative practices for teaching and scholarship such as distance learning and applied research. 


Action 3.3:  Increase external research funding.


Action 3.4: Implement new strategies to highlight faculty scholarship and research efforts.

Goal 4: Advance community outreach and partnerships.

Action 4.1 Develop initiatives designed to advance the goals of the university's QEP through the Center for Community Based Learning.

View the University of North Florida's entire Strategic Planning document.