Seven Secrets to Securing Resources in Times of Diminishing Funds

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Seven Secrets to Securing Resources in Times of Diminishing Funds. Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES Lisa Hicks, PhD Jennifer VanSickle, EdD. Introduction. Current situation in higher education Situation at our institution State of our department Importance of advocacy. Secret Number 1. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHESLisa Hicks, PhDJennifer VanSickle, EdDSeven Secrets to Securing Resources in Times of Diminishing Funds

  • IntroductionCurrent situation in higher educationSituation at our institutionState of our departmentImportance of advocacy

  • Secret Number 1KinesiologyAdvisoryBoard

  • PurposeLink key community members to programsFormal outlet for community partnershipsSounding panelExpertise, experienceHonest adviceValuable input (2 new programs)

  • Steps for Creating an Advisory BoardDetermine and communicate objectiveChoose members (aim high!!)Set expectationsSeek inputRespect contributionsCommunicate

  • SuggestionsCommunicate expectations earlyDefine terms (3 yrs)Thank often (meeting, letter, website)Tokens of appreciationSmall groups for inputKeep scheduleFaculty workloadFaculty business attire

  • Meetings2 times per year (fall & spring)9:00-11:30 a.m.8:30 CoffeeLunch 11:30Friday morningsAll faculty attend

  • Department GainsNetworkingMarket analysisCritical feedbackIncreased visibilityStakeholdersDiscipline evolution/trendsIdentification of part-time faculty, expertise, quest speakers

  • Department GainsBusiness Plan DevelopmentMarket ResearchEmployment OpportunitiesInternship sitesEmployment OpportunitiesSocietal Need

  • Student GainsEarly and direct contact with employersDevelopment of interview skillsUpdated and applied curriculumApplied Learning Opportunities

  • Advisory Board GainsNetworkingService Outlet

    Community ServiceSkilled Employees

  • Membership7 each academic program (1st yrs)5 each currently (added program)Try to keep small (suggest 8-12 most 25)Strive for high level in company (time)Not friendsAreas of expertise not held by faculty(clinicians)

  • Membership

    TitleOrganizationPresidentIndy Racing LeagueDirectorCounty Health DepartmentSenior Vice PresidentNCAAAssistant to the PresidentIndiana PacersTeam PhysicianMethodist Sports MedicineDirector of Health PromotionsClarian HealthVice PresidentIndianapolis ColtsVice PresidentIndiana Sports CorporationRegional Park MangerIndianapolis Parks and RecreationDirector Corporate SponsorshipsIndiana IceDirectorFitness CenterInternship CoordinatorPublic Safety Medical ServicesState Health CommissionerState Department of HealthOwnerAcceleration IndianaDirectorSt. Vincent Sports Performance CenterVice PresidentUSA DivingDirector of Programs Ruth Lilly Health Education CenterNASPE National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the YearLocal Elementary SchoolWellness Coordinator/NASPE Midwest MS Physical Education Teacher of the YearLocal Public School SystemNDA National Dance Educator of the YearLocal High School

  • Tokens of appreciation

    Alumni OfficeDevelopment OfficeAdmissions OfficeExtra ItemsInexpensive Tokens (mugs, water bottles, T-shirts, pedometers, etc.)Certificates

  • Secret Number 2A Faculty/StaffWellness Program

  • Faculty & Staff Wellness Program

  • PurposePuts your department in the forefrontShowcases leadership skills and knowledgeProvides a valuable service fitness/wellness promotionPromotes interaction with colleagues across campus

  • HowKeep it simple Make it easy to exercise & participateMake it funPrizes, giveaways, partiesCreate accountabilityTeams with leadersReport resultsProvide incentivesMilestone awards

  • Our programCost $20Pedometer- based Teams10K a dayReport weekly totals (website)IncentivesMilestones (70k week, 250k,500k, 1 million)PartiesKick-off & Wrap-Up

  • Tips for successQuality pedometerDedicated staffReporting websiteParticipation feeTeam leaderBuy-in from your administration

  • Results







    Series 1



    Program Years

    Number of Participants


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  • Secret Number 3 Signage

  • SignageCreate a departmental logoProminent displays in high traffic areasWalls, banners

  • KINS Identification in Building

  • KINS Identification in Building

  • Secret Number 4 Displaying Faculty Posters and/orStudent Work

  • Faculty Posters/Student WorkDisplay your workPosters from presentationsStudent workIn lobbies main entrances classrooms hallways

    Research posters in classrooms

  • KINS Research Posters in Entry

  • Secret Number 5AlumniNewsletter

  • Alumni NewsletterUINDY KINEWS

    Sent twice per year

    Update on Programs

    Faculty & Staff Highlights

    Recent Graduate Spotlights

    Contacts from Alumni Office

  • Logistics

    Ask for faculty/staff inputProgram coordinators/directors provide program updatesInformation sought from alumniAdministrative assistant compilesKinesiology Newsletter Dec 09.pdf

  • Secret Number 6

    Career Days

  • Health Careers DayAdmissions Office sponsors Health Careers Day

    KINS highlights Exercise Science and Community Health as undergraduate options for students interested in DPT, MOT, or PTA

  • Updates for Graduate ProgramsUniversity of Indianapolis known for DPT and MOT programsFaculty in Exercise Science and Community Health create pre-PT and pre-OT curriculum guides for undergradsMeet with DPT, MOT, PTA faculty to discuss programs, pre-requisites, match with content areasResult has been high growth

  • Secret Number 7

    Meetings withAdministration

  • Meetings with Administration

    PresidentCommunity Service/ OutreachProvost/VP Academic AffairsResearchAdmissionsAcademic Qualified/Interest

  • OverviewFacultyMajorsInitiativesGoalsSuccess StoriesNeedsSpecial ProjectsTour

  • State of the DepartmentStudent enrollment has doubled every 4 years since 2000 (still growing!)Currently ~300 students (+ 60 in 2 yrs)4 Majors~10% of day UIndy undergraduate enrollment*2% of FTF (*total FTF for 2008-09)Ratio KINS students to FT Faculty 52:1(university 12:1)Majority of KINS courses taught by adjunct/part-time faculty

  • KINS Majors to FTF 2000-2008

  • R UIndy Fit?Undergraduate ResearchKinesiology Advisory BoardAlumni Outreach (social)Community Partnerships (HPE & SMGT)

    Kinesiology Strategic Plan Initiatives Underway/Complete

  • Strategic Plan Initiatives Complete/Underway Cont. B.S. Community Health EducationScholarly Works DisseminationLearning Outcomes in EXSC Learning Outcomes in SMGTHealthy Diploma

  • KINS Faculty Scholarship 08-098 Peer Reviewed Articles Published3 Published Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters4 Peer-Reviewed Abstracts Published4 National Presentations1 Regional Presentation4 State Presentations

    All from 5 KINS faculty members with teaching overloads!

  • Opportunities for ProgressEnrollment vs. Resources:Quality for student learning (projects)Advising reach (FTF deficit)Faculty interaction with students (FTF)Space (labs)

    *Small class size & low student to FTF ratio UIndy trademark.

  • PotentialOpportunityIncrease FTFEntrance to KINS Programs (qualified students)Borrow like facultyMS = TAs/GAsOn-line courses

    OptimalAdd 3 FTFDev. Formula for new FTF lines across campus

  • Kinesiology NeedsComputer Lab/COWDedicated laboratory/teaching spaceGeneral use workout facilityIncrease full-time facultyClassrooms/EquipmentSport Management Program Approval

  • Needs for RLFC Remodel

    Computer LabBiomechanics LabExpanded Exercise Science LabiClassrooms (currently 1)

  • Thank you for your support of KINS students and faculty!

  • ConclusionDoubling undergraduate enrollment every four years over past decadeOver 300 majorsNew undergraduate program Three new tenure-track faculty in four yearsMust advocate for your programs!

  • Summary of Seven SecretsAdvisory BoardFaculty/Staff Wellness ProgramSignageFaculty and Student PostersAlumni NewsletterCareer DaysMeetings with Administration

  • Questions???

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