Unit-Level Strategic Planning Guiding Principles

Unit-Level Strategic Planning Guiding Principles

  1. Unit-level strategic planning is aligned with and supports President Drake’s 2020 Vision and with the university’s mission/vision, values and core goals.
  2. The Office of Academic Affairs stewards unit-level strategic planning for the university.
  3. Colleges, regional campuses, and vice presidential units will have strategic plans.
  4. Each strategic plan will include measures that demonstrate progress toward the unit’s goals.
  5. Every college and vice presidential unit will make a version of its strategic plan publicly available.
  6. Strategic plans, goals, and measures will be evaluated through a collaborative, open process. All plans will be reviewed centrally and—as identified in collaboration with the units under review—by academic and administrative entities that are actively engaged with those units.
  7. Plan progress will be an element of deans’/vice presidents’ annual and reappointment reviews.
  8. Plans will be reviewed regularly and updated as need be.
  9. When there is a change in the leadership of a unit, the new leader, in collaboration with the unit, will reaffirm the strategic plan or revise it as needed.
  10. The strategic planning process will be linked to periodic external programmatic/academic unit reviews and accreditation efforts.