The enrollment plan was created to help develop the Physical Development Master Plan. The plan is meant to establish guidance to determine general space requirements for both the amount and types of space. The enrollment projections are meant to give the physical planners an image of the student body of the future by establishing a generalized pattern of growth. It is NOT intended to be exact by any means. It will be reviewed and adjusted bi-annually.
No time frame has been associated with the plan. The intent is to look at the need for physical facilities at various enrollment levels, not to project when those levels might occur. Time and experience will help us fine-tune the data, however there must be a benchmark to begin the master planning process. This way the plan is based on the size and type of programs, not a timeframe.
Below is a link to the summary of actual and projected student enrollments.
Faculty and staff projections have been developed to support the planned enrollments. Major considerations used in the assumption of the planned faculty/staff projections revolve around the ability to use technology. Technology is currently changing teaching business pedagogies. Projections are relatively aggressive, indicating a desire to be as efficient as possible with our personnel resources. For example, a higher percentage of non-tenured track faculty and professionals are being planned to support academic lecture.
The data in the projections are detailed among faculty, student employees, and staff. Projections for faculty are based upon different measures than staff. Faculty is projected using the heaviest semester load (fall semester) as a base and projecting the needs based on FTE necessary to support the enrollment plan. This is an attempt to standardize the loads each faculty had during semesters, and/or their 9 and 12 month appointments.
The College is considering many options for faculty workloads. One consideration is a 40-40-20 model in which faculty spends 40% of their time in instruction, 40% in research, and 20% in community service. Although not yet determined as being feasible, adjustments to faculty workloads have an impact on facilities. The faculty/staff projections will be adjusted according to strategic decisions related to workloads.
Data used for staff projections is full term data. This is because many staff members support multiple functions and multiple departments.
Student, Faculty, Staff Data (2003 Cenus)
Student, Faculty, Staff Projections (5000 FTE)