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Goal 3 - Caring Campus Community

Kutztown University will value and respect all campus constituents, celebrate diversity, and embrace shared governance.


Objective 3.1

Increase percentage of students who are federal Pell Grant recipients to 28.48%

The university's recruitment efforts have been successful in the past in improving the enrollment of a representative number of Pell Grant recipients.

2013-14 Actions
• The university will develop a comprehensive financial aid program, utilizing a variety of internal and external resources, to improve student access and success.

Prior year results:
The university significantly exceeded the 2011-12 target for freshmen Pell recipient enrollments.


Objective 3.2

Increase percentage of students who are non-majority to 19.23%

The university's recruitment efforts have been successful in the past in improving the enrollment of a representative number of underrepresented minority students.

2013-14 Actions
• The university will develop a comprehensive financial aid program, utilizing a variety of internal and external resources, to improve student access and success.
• Investigate the possibility of increasing online courses and programs offered.

Prior year results:
The university exceeded the 2011-12 target for freshmen underrepresented minorities by 3.71%.


Objective 3.3

Increase percentage of tenure/tenure track faculty who are non-majority to 17.95%

New faculty hires are recommended by academic department personnel. The administration provides suggested recruitment sites to reach a diverse readership and attain a diverse pool of applicants. Additionally, the administration monitors the searches to ensure equitable and fair processes are followed.

2013-14 Actions
• The recruitment process will be evaluated and changes implemented as appropriate to support the recruitment of non-majority faculty members.
• Retention for non-majority faculty will be assessed and the results used to develop/improve retention programs for non-majority faculty.

Prior year results:
As of Fall 2012, the university surpassed the target by 1% as it continued its commitment to recruit and retain a diverse faculty.


Objective 3.4

Increase percentage of tenure/tenure-track faculty who are female to 48.49%

New faculty hires are recommended by academic department personnel. The administration provides suggested recruitment sites to reach a diverse readership and attain a pool of applicants that includes females. Additionally, the administration monitors the searches to ensure equitable and fair processes are followed.

2013-14 Actions
• The recruitment process will be evaluated and changes implemented as appropriate to support the recruitment of non-majority faculty members.
• Retention of female faculty will be assessed and the results used to develop/improve retention programs for female faculty members.

Prior year results:
The university fell short by 1% of the Fall 2012 target. The university continues its commitment to recruit and retain an equitable faculty.