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Strategic Plan for Film & Video Production

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 1.A.2

FVP has a clearly defined plan for assessing effective academic advising to prospective, current, and transferring students.

Baseline

Recommendations for advising are included in SoC new faculty handbook and mentoring handbook. Effectiveness of advising is not currently formally assessed.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 1.C.1

90% of FVP students report that their internship helped them be more prepared to enter their profession.

Baseline

2014 FVP Internship Coordinators report: 83%

Objective 1.C.2

At least two international study and/or internship opportunities specific to FVP students are regularly available and publicized.

Baseline

New initiative

Objective 1.C.3

FVP provides a pipeline for students from selected high schools and/or vocational schools to enter the major through course equivalencies for CFV 125 Media Production I.

Baseline

Currently there is no equivalency for high school credit for CFV 125 Media Production I.

Objective 1.C.4

FVP involves students in local, regional, and national competitions, festivals, events, and/or conferences.

Baseline

No formal program is in place to encourage or track this. New initiative.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 1.D.1

The FVP program offers an FVP minor.

Baseline

New initiative

Objective 1.D.2

FVP offers courses in the interdisciplinary Digital Studies and Digital Arts & Media minors.

Baseline

Digital Studies minor and Digital Arts minor are being proposed and developed in 2015-2016.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 1.E.1

The Film & Video Production major program offers its students state-of-the-art equipment to support the time-consuming and system-intensive workflow of large file size footage and rendering that comes with 3D animation and higher-end cameras being added to our curriculum.

Baseline

Current configuration in the HD editing suites.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 2.E.1

One SoC technical staff member is an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software.

Baseline

No staff member is currently certified.

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 3.B.1

Film & Video Production will have a trained Inclusion Advocate faculty member.

Baseline

No faculty members are currently an Inclusion Advocate.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 3.E.1

The Film & Video Production major faculty members prepare a Prospectus and New Program Proposal, as according to Section 2.04. I.3. in the Faculty Handbook.

Baseline

Currently the Film & Video Production major is part of the School of Communications (SoC). As the SoC restructures itself, the FVP faculty will continue to study the feasibility and benefits of autonomy vs. remaining in the SoC within the revised structure.

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 4.C.1

100% of Film and Video Production students complete a capstone research project that demonstrates expertise in their discipline and addresses an issue relevant to the student and the community.

Baseline

New initiative

Objective 4.C.2

FVP attains career data on 40% of major program alumni.

Baseline

New initiative

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 4.E.1

Film & Video Production investigates opportunities for shared facilities/exhibit space in downtown campus to expand teaching/learning opportunities and forge collaborations with local area communities of interest.

Baseline

Currently no downtown Grand Rapids facilities are assigned for FVP or SoC use.

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