The implementation of the strategic plan, approved by the Board of Trustees last November, is underway. Many of you attended various forums where we indicated the next steps for implementation. We wanted to update you about the work that has occurred since then.
First, we have updated the Strategic Planning website. It now includes a PDF version of the complete plan.
We are in the process of creating eight task forces that will support the implementation of each of our priorities. They will do this by creating road maps for implementation, setting deadlines and coordinating efforts across various units. Each of these task forces have unique charges and challenges, so each priority will have a different timeline, and will involve units on campus in different ways.
We have identified two co-chairs for each task force (see the list below). These co-chairs will serve as the oversight committee, which will be chaired by Dr. Richard Plumb, with the support of co-chair Dr. Corrine Carvalho. The committee will make sure that the efforts of each task force are coordinated and that the implementation of all parts of the plan are proceeding in a timely manner.
The first job of the committee will be to finalize the structure and membership of the task forces. Co-chairs will propose membership and broad charges for their task force. Each group will have a different configuration selected from various constituents where appropriate, such as duly elected faculty, liaisons from various standing committees of the faculty and university to support good communication, and staff chosen via the Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff Councils. There will be a call for nominations where needed following these initial decisions. Once the task forces are formed, they will articulate a fuller charge for their committee.
We expect each task force to set semester-by-semester goals. We also expect that membership on task forces will remain fluid to suit the changing needs of the committee as its work proceeds. Recommendations of the task forces will be channeled through appropriate decision-making bodies or offices.
We look forward to the involvement of the entire university community in the coming months.
|Oversight Committee Chair||Richard Plumb, Provost|
|Oversight Committee Co-chair||Corrine Carvalho, Theology|
|Educating for the Future||Wendy Wyatt, Communications and Journalism|
|John Abraham, Engineering|
|Flexible Pathways||Michael Jordan, Undergraduate Studies|
|Kendra Garrett, Social Work|
|Enhanced Visibility and Student Profile||Kim Motes, Institutional Advancement|
|Dan Meyer, Enrollment Services|
|Global Connections||Camille George, Global and Local Engagement|
|Jonathan Stoltz, Philosophy|
|Embracing Our Differences as One Human Family||Calvin Hill, Diversity and Inclusion|
|Rob Riley, Economics|
|Catholic-Inspired Community Engagement||Father Larry Snyder, Mission|
|Karen Lange, Student Affairs|
|Integrated and Expanded Health and Wellness Programs||Jill Manske, Biology|
|Chris Vye, Professional Psychology|
|Integrated Planning||Mark Vangsgard, Business Affairs|
|Mike Cogan, Institution Planning and Decision Support|