Each strategic theme has an executive sponsor or executive sponsors who will lead implementation at the university level, consulting with shared governance as appropriate:
Sponsors (or designees) will serve with appointed members on a Strategic Plan Implementation Steering Committee (SPISC), led by Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Bill Beekman, which will be responsible for ensuring progress on implementation across all themes. Additional theme-specific committees appointed by VP Beekman and the executive sponsors will work to identify strategies and prioritize initiatives, refine metrics and facilitate data collection and reporting. These theme-specific committees will report progress regularly to the SPISC.
At the unit level, college and administrative unit strategic and annual plans will be aligned to advance the strategic themes of the university. University processes, including budget planning and resource allocation will support planning priorities.
Although this strategic plan articulates broad themes and suggests actions to advance our goals, it is anticipated much of the specific work to put the plan into practice will be developed within colleges and administrative units, including auxiliary units like Athletics and Residential and Hospitality Services. The success of the plan will depend on the collective wisdom and expertise of the campus community.
A task force appointed by the president in consultation with the SPISC will initiate a formal review of the university’s strategic plan in fall 2024 and produce written recommendations on additions, deletions, revisions or updates to the themes, goals and objectives of the university’s strategic plan no later than summer 2025. As context for its work, the task force will complete an environmental scan and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis.