Quality Initiative Goals
Quality Initiative Alignments
Marshall University’s proposed Quality Initiative (QI) has been developed to align with the university’s mission (approved April 25, 2019), strategic vision (approved December 2020), and the university’s proposal for transforming Marshall University into the research university of choice for chronically underserved students. The chart below shows these alignments.
|Quality Initiative’s Goal||Elements of Marshall’s Mission||Marshall’s Strategic Vision (2020)||Marshall’s Proposal for Transformation|
|Goal One||Create opportunities and experiences to foster understanding and appreciation of the rich diversity of thought and culture.||Pillar One: Rethink Student Success.
Objective 1: Enhance undergraduates’ sense of belonging.
|Vision statement: Creation of “a campus environment with a long-term, robust, and sustainable culture for the support and success of chronically underserved students.”
New Endowment to Support Mentoring Programs: expansion of current mentoring programs to create a sense of belonging and security for students from chronically underserved communities.
|Goal Two||Cultivate the development of an inclusive, just, and equitable community.||Pillar Two: Identify and Address Enrollment Realities
Objective 2: Make the campus environment more appealing to non-majority students.
Pillar Three: Optimize Institutional Success.
Objective 2: Develop world-class hospitality in all of Marshall’s student-facing service offices.
|Vision statement: Creation of “a deliberate and recognizable image and look of inclusiveness, … [offer] rich cultural components, designated spaces for underserved support services, and educational experiences and opportunities tailored for students from chronically underserved communities.”
Vision statement: Development of “support services tailored for the success of students from chronically underserved communities.”|
New Endowment to Support Cultural Activities: a variety of concerts, lectures, and workshops aimed at students from chronically underserved communities; Campus image-the addition of artwork, sculpture, and imaging to make the campus recognizable as a welcoming space to diverse underserved communities.
|Goal Three||Create opportunities and experiences to foster understanding and appreciation of the rich diversity of thought and culture.
Cultivate the development of an inclusive, just, and equitable community.
Maintain a dynamic intellectual, artistic, and cultural life by promoting and supporting research and creative activities by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty.
Contribute to the quality of life of the community, region, and beyond through applied research, economic development, health care, and cultural enrichment.
|Pillar Four: Advance Civic and Economic Progress
Objective 1: Develop a stronger appreciation by surrounding communities for Marshall’s presence in Huntington by increased interaction with the community; and Objective 2: Develop a greater appreciation on the part of Marshall students for community service.
Pillar Five: Invigorate Creative and Applied Scholarship.
|“Efforts to expand co-curricular activities for students … will particularly serve students from chronically underserved communities.”
“Students from chronically underserved communities will have additional research opportunities that will add to their educational experience.”