Assege HaileMariam, Ken Baker and I invite the campus community to participate in the 2011 strategic planning process. We hope to have stimulating, productive discussions that will prepare us to educate the next generation of students and help us build a sustainable future for EIU. William Weber
Attendees self-selected a strategic theme to begin developing goals for each theme. Each group presented the suggested goals to all participants. Then, participants prioritized the suggested goals.
Each group created detailed action plans for their two top-priority goals (including three steps toward implementing goals, resources needed, time frame, a person who is responsible for the successful completion and those who will assist, description of what success would look like, and potential hurdles); the action plans were presented to the whole group for constructive feedback. Finally, each group incorporated the feedback to refine the action plans and gave a report, see below, to the large group.
Champion: Mona Davenport
Who is involved: Amy Edwards, Cynthia, Brenda, Mona, Karla Sanders
Success: Creation of database, faculty and staff development and training
Hurdles: Unwillingness to collect, share and disseminate data; perception that training is not needed, info won’t make it to all levels
Resources: Funding (retain and recruit students and faculty, international travel for program development, student support services, multi-cultural center, visiting faculty, dual career couples, ELL, curriculum initiatives)
Champion: Provost other V.P.s
Who is involved:Kevin, Wendy, Bob Augustine, Brenda, Cynthia, Deans and Chairs, other directors
Hurdles: Funding, buy-in, diminishing employment, size and location of the community
The work created during the Goals Conference will serve as the foundation for our strategic plan, and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will seek further input from the campus community develop and refine these ideas in the coming weeks. In accordance with the guidelines that President Perry established when we began the planning process, the new strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees at its January 20, 2012 meeting.