Strategic Planning Timeline


PHASE 1: ASSESS CURRENT STATE OF THE COLLEGE

Jan 27

Kickoff

Develop initial SWOT analysis.

Feb 20 – Mar 1

Online Form

Gather input broadly from faculty, staff and student representatives on five SWOT analyses.

 

PHASE 2: IDENTIFY INITIATIVES AND ACTION STEPS

Feb – Apr 30

Working groups will use SWOT analysis, stakeholder input and other available data to produce a set of proposed strategic initiatives and specific action steps. Additional surveys or feedback forms may be distributed.

Working groups will submit final reports to the Dean’s Office by May 1.

See “Dean’s Charge.”

Feb – Apr 30

Focus Groups

Working groups may assemble focus groups of invited students, faculty, staff and/or other stakeholders to discuss possible strategic initiatives and action steps.

 

PHASE 3: DEVELOP PLAN

May – Aug

Draft Plan

The Dean’s Office will synthesize the recommendations from the working groups and develop a full draft before the start of AY2017-18.

 

PHASE 4: DISSEMINATION AND VETTING

Aug

Dissemination

The Dean’s Office will distribute the draft broadly across the college, including to the full faculty.

Aug – Oct

Online Form

Collect comments and suggestions on draft plan from faculty, staff and student representatives through online form.

Aug – Oct

Stakeholder Groups

Present the draft plan to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders through existing constituent groups to collect feedback and generate buy-in. Groups will include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Undergraduate Advisory Board
  • Undergraduate Council
  • Graduate Council
  • Chairs Council
  • Executive Committee
  • Staff Executive Committee
  • Faculty Meeting
  • Regents’ Professors and Distinguished University Professors
  • Board of Visitors

 

PHASE 5: FINALIZE AND ADOPT

Oct – Nov  

Revision

The Dean’s Office will finalize the plan, incorporating any changes with consensus support. The final draft will be distributed to the full faculty at least two weeks prior to the second faculty meeting of fall 2017.

Nov/Dec

Adoption

The final draft will be presented to the full faculty at the second faculty meeting of fall 2017 as a motion for adoption as the college’s next strategic plan. 

 

PHASE 6: IMPLEMENTATION

TBD


PHASE 7: ONGOING EVALUATION

TBD