The mission of Ohio University Eastern Campus is to help students develop into self-reliant individuals by providing them with a total educational experience of the highest quality in the liberal arts and sciences and in the professions. In particular, we will strive to increase the availability of four-year baccalaureate and masters programs locally while maintaining our commitment to students who are beginning their college careers. In addition, we will continue to expand our distance education offerings through technological innovations including video conferencing and the Internet. We are also committed to helping traditional and non-traditional students of diverse backgrounds reach their potential through a faculty and staff who care deeply and demonstrate that care through personal attention. To cater to the cultural, physical well-being and professional needs of the community, Ohio University Eastern Campus offers cultural events such as lectures, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, a fitness center and professional library services.
Excellence in teaching is a hallmark of Ohio University Eastern Campus which is known for the quality and accessibility of its faculty, most of whom have the highest degree attainable in their field. In addition, we also draw on the resources and the expertise available with the Ohio University system and the surrounding communities. As the University continues to serve the region, the Eastern Campus looks forward to providing the educational opportunities needed to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.
- Service and accountability in administration
Ohio University Eastern Campus is dedicated to instilling service and accountability in all administrative units on campus. This vision will be achieved by adherence to policy and procedures, development of campus-wide performance accountability standards, first-rate training and development programs, and a commitment to a customer service orientation.
Ohio University Eastern Campus is committed to maintaining fiscal responsibility in all operations, programs and facilities. This vision will be achieved through timely and accurate financial accounting and increasing private support to the University.
Ohio University Eastern Campus is committed to learning excellence through concern, compassion and courtesy for its students.
- Academic and faculty excellence
Ohio University Eastern Campus is dedicated to attracting and retaining an outstanding faculty. This vision will be achieved by offering competitive salaries and benefits, and through shared governance, training and professional development. Additionally, the University's commitment to academic excellence will be realized by providing scholarships to the best and brightest students, providing academic support systems, and creating a positive learning environment.
- Commitment to community outreach
Ohio University Eastern Campus is committed to maintaining its longstanding history of involvement in the community. The University will advance its outreach by continuing to support past activities, developing new programs and services, and collaborating with local organizations, in an effort to create a better quality of life for the people and communities it serves.
We have set a goal of 2 percent as the annual increase in the enrollment of new and transfer students. This has involved a realignment of the recruiting plan. Recruitment will be a campus-wide mission. A year-long plan of action has been developed. The number of schools visited will increase. There should be constant contact with prospective students. There will be a letter writing campaign to students from key campus people.
A Marketing and Community Visibility Committee has been established and it has been charged to develop a year-long campaign which will be established in consultation with the Communication and Marketing Department on the main campus. We will make marketing a proactive endeavor.
Ohio University Eastern Campus needs to increase its presence in St. Clairsville, and the Ohio Valley. There needs to be more community visibility.
- Ohio University Eastern Campus Master Plan
Implement the Ohio University Eastern Campus Master Plan to begin the development and utilization of campus property in order for the campus to be a contributing partner in the economic development plan for Belmont County.
- Build on Current Community Support
The University needs to maintain the current level of community support and strive to increase the support it receives.
The Eastern Campus will increase partnerships in the region which will support the goals that address enrollment management, community awareness, build on current community support and diversity.
Increase diversity among the faculty, classified staff and administrators. Implement a plan to increase the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse student body.
Implement a plan to renovate the science facilities and add a faculty suite complex to Shannon Hall. Initiate a mini-campaign to raise funds for the renovation of the remainder of Shannon Hall.