Appendix D

9/17/19

Senate Council

One Penn State 2025

(Informational)

Dr. Renata Engel, Associate Vice Provost for Online Education, and Yvonne Gaudelius, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, will present information about One Penn State 2025.

Senate Council

  • Mohamad Ansari
  • Michael Bérubé
  • Elizabeth Boyer
  • Carey Eckhardt
  • Janet Hughes
  • Maureen Jones
  • Brian King
  • Josh Kirby
  • Lisa Mangel
  • Karyn McKinney
  • John Nousek
  • Judy Ozment
  • Rosemarie Petrilla
  • Lisa Posey
  • Nicholas Rowland, Chair
  • Beth Seymour
  • Alok Sinha
  • Mark Stephens
  • Bonj Szczygiel
  • Paul Thompson

Slide 1: One Penn State 2025: Summary and Update (All Text Slide)

One Penn State 2025: Summary and Update
Vision and Guiding Principles
Renata Engel, Vice Provost for Online Education
Yvonne Gaudelius, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
September 17, 2019
Informational Report for the Faculty Senate


Slide 2: Today’s Conversation (All Text Slide)

Provide a recap of the One Penn State 2025 Vision and Guiding Principles and give an update on the progress that has been made since the informational report was included in the April 23, 2019 University Faculty Senate agenda. Specifically, we will share:

  • the membership and role of the One Penn State 2025 Executive Committee,
  • the connectivity to the Faculty Senate on that committee and the guiding principle leadership teams,
  • the plan for communication with, and involvement of, the university community,
  • the approach for establishing metrics to gage progress,
  • the alignment with the Faculty Senate Committee charges for the coming year, and
  • illustrative examples that capture what is meant by One Penn State 2025

Slide 3: What is One Penn State 2025? (All Text Slide)

What is One Penn State 2025?

It is a vision for an ambitious rethinking of some of our most fundamental approaches to how we structure learning and how we operate to support student success.

It is described with a set of guiding principles that

  • leverages our strength as one university,
  • reinforces our commitment to learners and their access to quality education, and
  • builds upon the affordances that come with the digital age.

It supports the university’s well-being in terms of growth and engagement, continued value and relevance, and operational efficiency.


Slide 4: How it emerged

September 17, 2019 Senate Agenda, Appendix D, Slide 4

How it emerged

As an element of the Transforming Education pillar of the University’s Strategic Plan “Penn State will be a leader in the transformation of education, including enhancing access to it, as it fulfills its land-grant mission in a 21st-century context and continues to drive discovery-focused research across disciplines.”

Transforming Education – A select cohort of Penn State faculty is investigating dynamic models for student engagement, breaking through traditional classroom instruction and redefining the meaning of transformative education.


Slide 5: The Vision: One Penn State (All Text Slide)

One Penn State 2025 builds on our strong traditions of working as one university to provide world-class education and drives us to be a more integrated, flexible, and responsive institution. By 2025, seamless online access to curricula and processes will be embedded in every part of Penn State across the Commonwealth, enabling us to become a 24/7/365, diverse and inclusive institution. One Penn State 2025 represents a fluid, personalized, and collaborative environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to achieve their goals regardless of their location in the world.


Slide 6: Five Guiding Principles Focus on Quality Penn State Experience

September 17, 2019 Senate Agenda, Appendix D, Slide 6

Five Guiding Principles Focus on Quality Penn State Experience

Image of five principles surrounding an icon of a learner with a caption “Focus on the Learner.”

Each of the five principles are represented with select examples.

  1. Provide a seamless student experience
  • Transactional operations
  • Access to co-curricular resources regardless of campus location
  1. Achieve Curricular Coherence
  • Longer runways and multiple pathways to similarly named programs
  • Creating new programs at the outset with faculty across the university, i.e., greater utilization of disciplinary communities
  1. Design Relevant and Responsive Programs
  • Micro-credentialing content
  • Accelerated pathways
  • Multiple modalities
  1. Engage learners through their lifetimes
  • Enabling portals for learners to connect in single courses, or parts of courses—subscription model access or pay-as-you go models
  • Build a cohesive approach to accessing non-credit content
  1. Achieve the highest level of efficiency of university resources
  • Common content management systems
  • Retaining a student id, email, and access to particular resources
  • Strengthening networks of talent within the university

Slide 7: What progress has been made? (All Text Slide)

What progress has been made?

  • Organizing and concentrating efforts through new and existing structures
  • Connecting efforts through committee membership
  • Establishing charges, working groups, and tasks that align and reinforce efforts.

University Strategic Plan Signature Initiatives and University Faculty Senate overlap with One Penn State 2025


Slide 8: What progress has been made? continued (All Text Slide)

What progress has been made?

STRATEGIC SIGNATURE INITIATIVES

  • The One Penn State 2025 Executive Committee formed to provide overarching coordination of 5 Guiding Principle Leadership Teams
  • Representation on the Executive Committee includes the Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate
  • Each Guiding Principle Leadership Team will include representation from the Faculty Senate

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

  • 11 of the 15 Faculty Senate Committees include charges that reference alignment with One Penn State 2025 or are addressing an issue to achieve the vision of One Penn State 2025
  • All (except CC&R) committees are asked “What Does One Penn State 2025 mean for … [this committee]?”

Slide 9: What is in Progress? (All Text Slide)

What is in Progress

  • Charges and membership are being finalized for all of the Guiding Principle Leadership Committees,
  • A communication plan is being developed that will share both information about the work of each of the Guiding Principle Leadership Committees and present the university community with a mechanism to share work related to One Penn State 2025,
  • Initial sets of key metrics and performance indicators are being established for each major task to ensure that priorities and timelines will be met.

Slide 10: Five Guiding Principles Examples of Activity/Charges

September 17, 2019 Senate Agenda, Appendix D, Slide 10

Five Guiding Principles Examples of Activity/Charges

Image of five principles surrounding an icon of a learner with a caption “Focus on the Learner.”

Each of the five principles are represented with select examples.

  1. Provide a seamless student experience
  • Development of Penn State GO, the new mobile app that will integrate information
  • Formation of a committee to pilot Summer Online, a coordinated, seamless access to select online courses across the university
  1. Achieve Curricular Coherence
  • Senate policy 42-10 Course Uniformity, all courses offered within Penn State must include a minimum of 80% of the core content and learning objectives
  • BS in Health Policy Administration faculty team across multiple campuses designing master classes
  1. Design Relevant and Responsive Programs
  • Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies offers courses in a flexible format—accelerated, online, hybrid, and on campus.
  1. Engage learners through their lifetimes
  • ATLAS, Penn State Extension’s educational content platform that is changing how Extension engages with all learners to deliver Penn State content.
  • Reconsidering data standards in the context of “your university for life”
  1. Achieve the highest level of efficiency of university resources
  • Developing a university-wide proctoring strategy that efficiently utilizes effective technologies.
  • Career Services coordinating across 37 separate career centers for all students and all employers.

Slide 11: One Penn State 2025 Executive Committee Membership (All Text Slide)

One Penn State 2025 Executive Committee Membership
Renata Engel, Co-Chair, Vice Provost for Online Education
Yvonne Gaudelius, Co-Chair, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education
Rich Bundy, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
David Christiansen, Chancellor Penn State York
Madlyn Hanes, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor
Tracey Huston, Vice President for Outreach
Lance Kennedy-Phillips, Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment
Mary Lou Ortiz, University Budget Officer
Elizabeth Seymour, Chair-elect, University Faculty Senate, Associate Teaching Professor, Anthropology,   Communications, History, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs
Michael Verderame, Acting Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
Donald Welch, Interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Marcus Whitehurst, Vice Provost for Educational Equity
Charles Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean, Smeal College of Business