Methodist University recently completed a transformational Title III project to improve academic quality, while strengthening institutional management and fiscal stability. Our project design encompasses seven major components. Of these, the four primary ones that will drive this transformation are:
- An Integrated Information Management System
- Instructional Tech-Integration
- Student-Use Technology
- Demonstrated Tech-Enrichment (led by the MU Nursing Program).
Faculty Development (5) is essential for any meaningful change in teaching and learning and is, therefore, incorporated into each of the four primary components. In addition, our implementation model is designed to infuse assessment into all facets of this activity. Therefore, Project Benchmarking (6) is imbedded to insure timely and effective mid-course adjustment, and Summative Assessment (7) will link the Title III project to the MU Strategic Plan and to future initiatives beyond the federal project timeline. Together, these components will achieve our over-arching goal of creating a culture of excellence that is reflective of an engaging, enriching, and empowering academic environment.