I am a new faculty member at a SLAC with a political science progam that has been in a state of "disrepair" for several years. Few majors and minors in poli sci, with most of the courses in the catalog largely unrelated to the current state of the field. The faculty who have been here (left or leaving) were largely mailing it in the final years before retirement. I was told (after being hired away from a string of one-years) that the expectation from the administration is for me to work to right the ship in the next couple of years. If you were in this position, with only a few other faculty in your program, where would you start?
Note: Assume that either because of the job market or personal reasons you are going to be in the post for at least 3-5 years. Finding a new job in this market is NOT the best place to start.