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Implementation

 

Each strategic theme has an executive sponsor or executive sponsors who will lead implementation at the university level, consulting with shared governance as appropriate:

  • Student Success — Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs and Services
  • Staff and Faculty Success — Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Executive Vice President for Administration and Executive Vice President for Health Sciences
  • Discovery, Creativity and Innovation for Excellence and Global Impact — Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Vice President for Research and Innovation
  • Sustainable Health — Executive Vice President for Health Sciences
  • Stewardship and Sustainability — Executive Vice President for Administration and Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion — Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

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.

Updating the Strategic Plan

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.