Commitment to Engaging Our Community

Strategies and Actions Owner / status update
Strategy: Create a culture that embraces MSOE's shared values.
Action: Complete a cultural assessment Meyer
In progress
The employee survey was sent to all faculty and staff and closed Oct. 26 with 81% of full-time employees participating. The findings will help us understand the elements of our culture we want to preserve and those we can improve as we work to create a culture that embraces MSOE’s shared values.
Strategy: Increase awareness of MSOE throughout the communities we serve.
Action: Complete analysis to determine key audiences to meet marketing objectives. Thachenkary
Completed
High-level findings of undergraduate awareness survey showed unaided awareness of MSOE at 19% with engineering at 35%, business at 14% and Nursing at 8%. Detailed results were presented to the Board of Regents, Leadership Team and Academic Chairs.
Action: Engage MSOE community to clearly articulate the ‘MSOE brand’ (i.e., achievement of the mission) to all stakeholders. Thachenkary
 In progress 
Brand strategy presented to Executive committee, Board of Regents and Corporation members at October annual meeting. Information will be shared with Enrollment Steering committee and campus community during info sessions in December.
Action: Launch, maintain and continually enhance the MSOE website.

Thachenkary
Ongoing

Enhancements for 2018-19 include virtual tour, online bookstore options and faculty presence/experts directory. Virtual tour presented to admissions team.
Strategy: Increase community engagement to foster deeper connections between MSOE and educational, corporate, and community organizations.
Action: Explore additional opportunities for attracting and engaging PLTW students from Wisconsin and beyond Valley/Baumgartner/Barnicki
In progress
MSOE has received a master agreement for PLTW teacher training starting in the summer of 2019. Working on gaining access to PLTW students. Students will need to opt in, but the number of those that do participate could still be significant. 50% of the Fall 2018 incoming class took at least one PLTW course. Questions: how do we engage 1st year students in freshman engineering courses? How does those with PLTW classes differ? If students do not get credit for PLTW, how does this effect the student? Can we explore this for improving student engagement for those student with PLTW experiences?
Strategy: Increase alumni involvement to better connect them with one another and with MSOE.
Action: Reinvigorate the alumni relations plan.
Snow
In progress
By-laws and constitution for the MSOE Alumni Assoc. approved.
Three of 20 alumni board members have been recruited
Reevaluating alumni chapter programs.
Exploring creation of affinity groups (veterans, nursing, NSBE)
Exploring alumni travel programs.  
Strategy: Ensure satisfaction of our stakeholders in their interactions with MSOE.
Action: Develop a single contact for educational, corporate, and community organizations to use for engaging with MSOE.

Baumgartner/Thachenkary
In progress

Job description for Director of Corporate Relations has been approved and posted. Looking at additional ways to support this position.