University Goals

Strengthen the Quality of Academic Programs

    • Conduct external academic program reviews
    • Achieve specialized accreditation of selected academic programs
    • Succeed in achievement of Licensures in applicable academic program areas
    • Eliminate non-productive academic programs
    • Increase the prominence of faculty scholarship
    • Increase the number of faculty FTE’s producing research/scholarly and creative works
    • Retain regional accreditation
    • Retain accreditation held in specialized programs

Improve the Academic Indicators of the Student Body

    • Conduct annual reviews of admission standards/requirements
    • Increase/improve the standardized test scores of matriculates
    • Collaborate with Texas’ other educational programs to increase the number and success of transfer students
    • Admit and enroll an increasingly higher caliber of student
    • Increase the number of students who adhere to the University’s Conduct Standards


Increase Applied and Basic Research

    • Enhance the research environment and expertise of faculty and staff
    • Align university research goals with federal, state, and industry needs and goals
    • Enhance pre and post-award services to the university research and sponsored program community


Strengthen Environmental Health and Safety Programs on the Campus

    • Implement off-site storage of critical data
    • Prepare and train for business continuity

Achieve (and maintain) Financial Stability

    • Expand the financial capacity of PVAMU
    • Address potentially critical funding issues involved with the eventual loss of special OCR Priority Plan funding
    • Meet or exceed expectations associated with the current Capital Campaign
    • Take appropriate steps to “right-size” the annual operating budget of PVAMU
    • Increase the availability of scholarship funds
    • Increase the size and number of endowments for student scholarships and for academic chairs
    • Increase funded research
    • Stay competitive in tuition and fees/align tuition and fees to be competitive with other general academic institutions in Texas


Increase the Efficiency of University Operations

    • Design and implement a document imaging program
    • Identify additional outsourcing opportunities
    • Improve the quality of support staff
    • Transfer fiscal processes to online applications
    • Maximize space usage

Promote Programs that Contribute to Student Success

    • Engage students in rigorous educational programs and provide an environment conducive to success
    • Increase/improve the percentage of PVAMU graduates who are accepted to graduate and/or professional schools
    • Increase placement rates of all PVAMU graduates


Strengthen University Advancement Programs including fund-raising

    • Communicate the accomplishments of the University through publications to the various constituent groups.
    • Enhance corporate relations through Industry Cluster publications that show the strength of corporate partnerships with the University.
    • Use technology to communicate the University’s accomplishments to a broader audience
    • Continue to implement the fund-raising model and university advancement model developed from the planning study and refined by Ketchum’s progress reviews of Extend the View: The Capital Campaign for Prairie View A&M University.

Increase and Enhance the Visibility and Awareness of the University to the Community at Large/all Stakeholders

    • Effectively communicate to all Stakeholders the PVAMU Vision/2020
    • Expand its service to the community by promoting Service Learning, Distance Education, Continuing Education, IK-16 programs, Small Business and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Cooperative Extension, and Health Care by engaging its people and resources in a renewed commitment to outreach
    • Improve the climate for diversity


Strengthen the Quality of the Athletics Program (Added as of Fall 2007)

    • Increase revenues
    • Request fee increase to offset increased operational costs
    • Increase on-line services
    • Increase fan participation/attendance
    • Increase Development and Fund-raising revenue
    • Increase HUB spending
    • Expand student athlete exposure to service learning
    • Create energy conservation and increase public service involvement
    • Strengthen academic advisement and tutor/mentor program
    • Increase available scholarships for student athletes
    • Improve quality of athletic facilities and playing environment

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