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Strategic Planning for Cowards

Portland State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
http://www.pdx.edu/clas/

New administrative team charged with developing a strategic plan.

Our strategic planning process involved three phases. Phase I identified five broad areas. Task force committees were created consisting of self-identified and nominated members. This included faculty at all levels—from assistant to full professors, fixed term (FTF) tenure track faculty (TTF)—department chairs, staff members, and the deans who served as ex-officio members. The five committees were: strategic resource investment; faculty/staff development: enrollment management and curriculum: student success; and research innovation and partnerships. Each committee developed an executive summary of their findings, detailing: a definition of their charge as they perceived it and the context of that charge; the committee’s overall composition; a discussion of the process by which they arrived at their conclusions and the guiding principles for the task force’s work; issues considered including the College’s strengths and weaknesses as they pertained to their specific area of focus; and an outline of the specific recommendations developed by the group. In Phase II, which is currently underway, new committees were created in the same manner with the addition of community and student members. These groups are charged with reviewing Phase I reports and aligning them with the following strategic topics:diversity, equity and inclusion; community engagement; development; and student success. Phase II committees are also addressing questions that have an extensive impact and importance to the functioning and environment of the College. The broad and integrative foci provide a critical set of lenses through which we can assess how the College will achieve vital planning goals. In Phase III, the dean’s team will consolidate the data from Phases I and II to create a plan of action and establish evaluation criteria and timeline for the implementation of a campus approved strategic plan.

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Amy Ross

rossa@pdx.edu

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