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29 Oct 2010 – 6.3.2 Postdoctoral Fellows. 6.3.3 Emeritus ...... Available at: http://www.cornell.edu/reimagining/docs/051110-strategic-plan-final.pdf. 29 ...... In the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy, Cornell's strategic approach to student mental ...... http://www.research.cornell.edu/VPR/pubsmain.html. Some of this ...

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“AnyPerson...AnyStudy”
withinOneUniversity
DraftofSelfStudyReport,October29,2010TobesubmittedtotheMiddleStatesCommissiononHigherEducation
February1,2011
“AnyPersonAnyStudy”withinOneUniversityDraftTableofContents
1. IntroducingCornellUniversity......................................................................11.1 FactsAboutCornell2.1.1 Mission2.1.2 Vision2.1.3 Cornell’sCollegesandSchools2.1.4 Cornell’sLeadership1.2 TransformationalInitiativesoftheLastDecade2.2.1 UndergraduateResidentialInitiatives2.2.2 FinancialAidInitiatives2.2.3 NewLifeSciencesInitiative2.2.4 “FarAbove”:TheCampaignforCornell2.2.5 OtherInitiatives1.3 ReimaginingCornell1.4 “AnyPersonAnyStudy”withinOneUniversity
2. ApproachtoSelfStudy..................................................................................222.1 OrganizationoftheSelfStudyProcess2.4.1 TheWorkingGroups2.4.2 TheSteeringCommittee
3. InstitutionalStewardship..............................................................................28Standard1:MissionandGoalsStandard2:Planning,ResourceAllocation,andInstitutionalRenewalStandard3:InstitutionalResources3.1 Mission,Vision,andGoals3.1.1 AnOverarchingAspiration3.1.2 TheStrategicPlanningProcessatCornell3.1.3 StrategicPlanninginAcademicandAdministrativeUnits3.2Planning,ResourceAllocationandInstitutionalRenewal3.3InstitutionalResources3.3.1 Revenues3.3.2 Expenses3.3.3 Assets3.3.4 ComparisontoOtherInstitutions
3.3.5 FinancialPlanningandBudgeting3.3.6 CampusMasterPlan3.3.7 Auditing3.3.8 FacilitiesResources3.3.9 HumanResources3.3.10 InformationTechnology3.4Recommendations3.4.1 Planning,ResourceAllocation,andInstitutionalRenewal3.4.2 InstitutionalResources4.Integrity,Governance,andAdministration..............................................54Standard4:LeadershipandGovernanceStandard5:AdministrationStandard6:Integrity4.1 LeadershipandAdministration4.1.1 BoardofTrustees4.1.2 UniversityAssemblies4.1.3 TheAssembliesandSharedDecisionMaking4.1.4 Administration4.1.5 PolicyDevelopment4.1.6 SelectionandEvaluationofLeadership4.1.7 Communication4.2Integrity4.2.1 EthicalConductPolicies4.2.2 EnforcementEfforts4.3Recommendations4.3.1 LeadershipandAdministration4.3.2 Integrity
5. StudentAdmissionsandSupports...............................................................72Standard8:StudentAdmissionsandRetentionStandard9:StudentSupportServices5.1 AdmissionsandEnrollmentManagement5.1.1 ManagementofUndergraduateEnrollmentTargets5.1.2 “AlternateCollege”Admissions:Impacts,Risks,andBenefits5.1.3 PoliciesonTransferStudents:CurrentandFuture5.1.4 EarlyDecisioninAdmissions5.1.5 CommunicatingInformationaboutTuitionandFinancing5.1.6 AdmissionandRetentionofGraduateandProfessionalStudents5.2SupportingaDiverseStudentBody5.2.1 NeedBlindAdmissionsandNeedBasedAid
5.2.2 UndergraduateFinancialAidPolicies5.2.3 FundingofGraduateStudents5.2.4 FundingofProfessionalStudents5.2.5 RecruitmentEffortsforUnderrepresentedMinorities5.3GraduationandCompletion5.3.1 UndergraduateGraduationRates5.3.2 CompletionRatesintheGraduateSchool5.4Advising,WellBeing,andCommunity5.4.1 UndergraduateAdvisingintheColleges5.4.2 RelationshipbetweenAdmissionsandAdvising5.4.3 SupportforStudentswithDisabilities5.4.4 StudentsinTrouble:IdentificationandResponse5.4.5 TheRoleofResidencesintheStudentExperienceNorthandWestCampusResidentialInitiativesGreekLifeResidentialExperiencesofTransferStudents5.5 StudentGrievancesandPrivacyProtections5.5.1 GraduateSchoolGrievanceProcedures5.5.2 AccesstoConfidentialInformation:Policies,Practices,andProtections5.6Recommendations
6.TheFaculty....................................................................................................111Standard10:Faculty6.1 FacultyComposition6.2 FacultyQualificationandPerformance6.2.1 ExcellenceinResearch6.2.2 ExcellenceinTeaching6.3 “Faculty”BroadlyUnderstood6.3.1 Lecturers,SeniorLecturers,andResearchAssociates6.3.2 PostdoctoralFellows6.3.3 EmeritusFaculty6.3.4 A.D.WhiteProfessorsatLargeandRhodesProfessors6.4 Gender,DiversityandWorkLife6.4.1 FacultyWorkLifeSurvey6.4.2 CUADVANCE6.4.3 DualCareerSupport6.4.4 OfficesPromotingFacultyDiversity6.5 FacultyandUniversityResponsibilities6.5.1 FacultyResponsibilities6.5.2 InstitutionalSupportMentoringandCareerDevelopmentTenure
Compensation6.5.3 LinkagesInterdisciplinarity6.6 Recommendations6.6.1 FacultyComposition6.6.2 FacultyRolesandProfessionalDevelopment6.6.3 Linkages
7.EducationalOfferings.................................................................................139Standard11:EducationalOfferingsStandard12:GeneralEducationStandard13:RelatedEducationalActivities7.1 UndergraduateEducation7.1.1 UniversityWideLearningGoals7.1.2 LearningGoalsoftheColleges7.1.3 DistributionRequirementsoftheColleges7.1.4 CreativeandPerformingArts7.1.5 OversightofCurricula7.1.6 TheUseofCapstoneProjects7.1.7 BreadthoftheAcademicExperience7.1.8 ExtracurricularandNontraditionalOpportunities7.1.9UndergraduateResearch7.1.10TheLivingLearningEnvironment7.1.11SupportServices7.3GraduateandProfessionalStudy7.3.1 GraduateSchool7.3.2 TeachingAssistants7.3.3ProfessionalSchoolsinIthaca7.3.4WeilCornellMedicalCollegeandGraduateSchool7.3.5ProfessionalSchools’ConnectionwithUndergraduateEducation7.4OffCampusStudy7.4.1Introduction7.4.2CreditCoursesandInternships7.4.3NoncreditInternshipsandWorkExperiences7.4.4DistanceLearning7.4.5GraduateStudyAbroad7.5LibraryandInformationTechnology7.6Recommendations7.6.1 CommonAcademicExperience7.6.2 IntegrationAcrossColleges7.6.3 TheCreativeandPerformingArts7.6.4 UndergraduateResearch
7.6.5 7.6.6 7.6.7
FieldsofGraduateStudyGraduateStudentLanguageInstructionTheUniversityLibrary
8.AssessmentofStudentLearning...............................................................179Standard14:AssessmentofStudentLearning8.1 StepsTowardaCultureofAssessment8.2EffectsofCornell’sComplexityandDiversity8.2.1Introduction8.2.2EstablishedApproachestoAssessingEducationalPrograms8.3OversightofAssessmentofStudentLearning8.3.1TheCoreAssessmentCommittee8.3.2CollegeOversightofAssessmentActivities8.3.3UniversityActivitiestoSupportAssessment8.4UniversityLearningGoals8.5StatusofAssessmentinUndergraduateMajors8.5.1Introduction8.5.2ExamplesofAssessmentattheUndergraduateLevel8.6AssessmentintheProfessionalSchools8.6.1Introduction8.6.2JohnsonGraduateSchoolofManagement8.6.3LawSchool8.6.4CollegeofVeterinaryMedicine8.6.5WeillCornellMedicalCollege8.6.6WeillCornellGraduateSchoolofMedicalSciences8.6.7 MasterofManagementinHospitality8.7AssessmentintheGraduateSchool8.8OtherAssessmentsofStudentLearning8.8.1Introduction8.8.2KnightInstituteforWritingintheDisciplines8.8.3CornellUndergraduateInformationCompetencyInitiative8.8.4InstructionalActivitiesintheCornellLibrary8.8.5CenterforTeachingExcellenceandEngineeringTeachingExcellenceInstitute8.8.6FacultyInnovationinTeachingGrants8.8.7TheUseofVideoNote8.8.8AssessingWorkshopsinMath19108.8.9OfficeofInstitutionalResearchandPlanning8.9 Recommendations
9.InstitutionalAssessment.............................................................................207Standard7:InstitutionalAssessment9.1Abstract9.2CurrentUniversityWideAssessmentActivities9.2.1FinancialData9.2.2 HumanResources9.2.3 Research9.2.4 EducationalPrograms,TeachingandLearning9.2.5 PublicService9.2.6 StudentLife9.2.7 Facilities9.2.8 InstitutionalReputationandQuality9.3CurrentCollegeLevelAssessmentActivities9.3.1 CollegeofEngineering9.4PlannedAssessmentActivities9.5Recommendations10.Conclusion....................................................................................................221
1. Introducing Cornell University
In2015Cornellwillcelebrateitssesquicentennial.Inthischapter,weintroducetheCornellUniversityoftoday:itscharacter,itssize,anditsleadership.Wehighlightsignificanttransformationalinitiativesofthelastdecade.Finally,wedescriberecentstrategicplanningeffortsattheuniversityandthesignificanceofourtheme,“AnyPersonAnyStudy”withinOneUniversity.
Facts about Cornell
CornellUniversityrepresentsadistinctivemixofeminentscholarshipanddemocraticideals.Called“thefirstAmericanuniversity”byeducationalhistorianFrederickRudolph,Cornellwasconceivedasacoeducational,nonsectarianinstitutionthatwouldteachinandcontributetoallfieldsofknowledge—fromtheclassicstothesciencesandfromthetheoreticaltotheapplied.EzraCornellcapturedtheseidealsin1865withastatementthathassincebecomeCornell’smotto:“Iwouldfoundaninstitutionwhereanypersoncanfindinstructioninanystudy.”
AsthefruitionofEzraCornell’svisionof“anyperson...anystudy,”CornellUniversitytodayoffersoverahundredprogramsofstudy:fromPhilosophytoCropandSoilSciences;fromAppliedandEngineeringPhysicstoSculpture;fromCollectiveBargaining,LaborLaw,andLaborHistorytoOphthalmology.Inthe2010DataBasedAssessmentofResearchDoctorateProgramsconductedbytheNationalResearchCouncil,Cornellhadmoredoctorategrantingprogramsrankedthananyotherprivateinstitutioninthenation.Astheuniversity’sstrategicplannotes,Cornell“combinesthefinestattributesofanIvyLeagueinstitutionwithan
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unusuallydeepcommitmenttopublicservice,stemmingfromitshistory1 asalandgrantinstitution.”OntheIthacacampusalonemorethan20,000studentsrepresentingeverystateand120countrieschoosefromamong4,000coursesin11undergraduate,graduate,andprofessionalschoolstaughtby1,600tenuredandtenuretrackfaculty.Manyundergraduatesparticipateinawiderangeofinterdisciplinaryprograms,playmeaningfulrolesinoriginalresearch,andstudyinCornellprogramsinWashington,NewYorkCity,andtheworldover.TheuniversityalsoincludesWeillCornellMedicalCollegeandGraduateSchoolofMedicalSciencesinNewYorkCity,abranchofthemedicalcollegeinQatar,andtheNewYorkStateAgriculturalExperimentStationinGeneva,NewYork.Reflectingitsheritageofegalitarianexcellence,CornellUniversitytodayisthemostsocioeconomicallyandeducationallydiversememberoftheIvyLeague.CornellisalsothelargestinstitutionintheIvyLeague.
Mission
CornellUniversityisbothaprivateIvyLeagueuniversityandthelandgrantuniversityfortheStateofNewYork.Cornell’smissionistodiscover,preserve,anddisseminateknowledge;producecreativework;andpromoteacultureofbroadinquirythroughoutandbeyondtheCornellcommunity.Cornellalsoaims,throughpublicservice,toenhancethelivesandlivelihoodsofourstudents,thepeopleofNewYork,andothersaroundtheworld.
Vision
Cornellaspirestobetheexemplarycomprehensiveresearchuniversityforthe21stcenturyonthebasisofourdistinctivestatusasaprivateuniversitywithaformalpublicmission.Faculty,staff,andstudentswillthriveatCornellbecauseofitsunparalleledcombinationofqualityandbreadth;itshighstandards;itsopen,collaborative,andinnovativeculture;theopportunitiesprovidedbybeautiful,vibrantruralandurban
1 CornellUniversityatItsSesquicentennial:AStrategicPlan2010–2015,http://www.cornell.edu/strategicplan/
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campuses;andprogramsthatextendthroughoutthestateofNewYorkandacrosstheglobe.
Cornell’s Colleges and Schools
Bydesign,CornellUniversity’scollegesexerciseconsiderableautonomyfromoneanotherandfromthecentraladministration.Eachdefinesitsownacademicprograms,operatesitsownadmissionsandadvisingprograms,andconfersitsowndegrees.ThisautonomyiswrittenintotheCornellUniversitybylaws:
Itshallbethedutyofeachseparatecollegeorschoolfacultytodeterminetheentrancerequirementsforitsownstudents;toprescribeanddefinecoursesofstudyforthem;todeterminetherequirementsforsuchdegreesasareofferedtostudentsunderitsjurisdiction;torecommendtothePresidentsuchcandidatesfordegreesasmayhavefulfilledtherequirementstherefor;toenactandenforcerulesfortheguidanceandsupervisionofitsstudentsintheiracademicwork;andingeneraltoexercisejurisdictionovertheacademicinterestsofstudentsandallothereducationalmattersintheparticularcollegeorschool.
Undergraduatestudentsaffiliatewithaparticularcollegeandmustmeetthedegreerequirementsofthatunit,butstudentsareencouraged—andoftenrequired—totakeclassesoutsideoftheirhomecollege.
CornellUniversityisaprivateinstitution,butthreeofitsundergraduatecolleges(AgricultureandLifeSciences,HumanEcology,andIndustrialandLaborRelations)aswellastheCollegeofVeterinaryMedicinereceivesignificantfundingfromthestateofNewYorktosupporttheirteaching,research,andservicemissions.Asthesecollegesareoperatedunderstatutes,appropriations,andcontractswiththestate,theyarereferredtoasthe“contractcolleges”orthe“statutorycolleges.”Asisthecasewithpublicstateuniversities,residentsofNewYorkenrolledinthecontractcollegespayreducedtuition.Theremainingcollegesandschoolsarereferredtoasthe“endowedcolleges.”Table1.1listsCornell’scollegesandschools,theirenrollment,andthenumberoffacultyineach.
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Table 1.1. Cornell’s degree-granting colleges, fall 2009
College/SchoolUndergraduateAgriculture&LifeSciencesArchitecture,Art&PlanningArts&SciencesEngineeringHotelAdministrationHumanEcologyIndustrial&LaborRelationsGraduate&ProfessionalGraduateSchoolVeterinaryMedicineLawSchoolJohnsonSchoolofManagement WeillCornellMedicalCollegeWeillCornellGraduateSchoolofMedicalSciencesWeillCornellMedicalCollegeinQatar
Fall2010Enrollment3,477 undergrad487 undergrad4,201 undergrad2,775 undergrad894 undergrad1,190 undergrad911 undergrad4,971graduate363DVM681JD,LLM989MBA396 grad/MD
618
148
grad/MD
MD
1Faculty 371 54 513 232 37 91 54
2131 53 55 31,187
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TotalIthaca20,9391,591 Totaluniversity22,1012,596 1Facultyaredefinedasthe3professorialranksincludingparttime,clinicalandacting.Adjunct,visiting,courtesy,andemeritusappointmentsareexcluded.Facultycountsareasofspring2010.2 Graduateschoolfacultyhavehomeappointmentsinoneofthecolleges.3 FacultyofWeillCornellMedicalCollegeincludealargenumberofprimarilyclinicalfaculty.4WCGSMSandQatarfacultyareappointedthroughWCMC.
OnitsIthacacampus,Cornellenrollsnearly14,000undergraduatesinthesevencollegesthatawardbachelor’sdegrees.Heretheyarebrieflydescribed,listedfromlargesttosmallestundergraduateenrollment:CollegeofArtsandSciences(A&S).Theoldestandlargestoftheuniversity’scolleges,A&Sprovidesundergraduateeducationcharacterizedbybreadthanddepthofstudy,andlatitudetoshape
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