|Volume 5 Issue # 10|
Identified areas of strength include: a campus-wide
adherence to the Mission Statement; a consistent commitment to the teaching/learning
process; enlisting and valuing involvement in participatory governance
and major decision making; facilities construction and renovation; enrollment
increases; fundraising success; and fiscal responsibility. These are
areas of great pride for each
Identified areas for us to improve include a more compre-hensive plan for the assessment of our academic programs, and updated long-range plan especially in the areas of staffing and educational technology, and a stronger emphasis on student retention strategies. These are fair recommendations, and we have already begun to address each one. Your suggestions and insights will be greatly appreciated as we move toward improvement.
The Review Team made special acknowledgment of two of our programs as being exemplary and innovative: the Jones Learning Center and the Walton International Scholarship Program. The report commends the Jones Learning Center for maintaining high behavior and academic standards tempered with a caring and supportive learning environment. The Walton International Scholarship Program is praised for helping to internationalize and provide diversity to an essentially rural, predominately white, regionally based educational community.
These two programs are a source of great pride for
all of us at Ozarks, and the Review Teams commendation validates
the high quality of service and support each provides for our students
and this campus. Please congratulate Julia Frost and her staff and Dr.
Rickey Casey and his team.
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