Templates and Resources

Templates & Tools

In developing and refining their strategic plans, units may find it helpful to use the templates created by the Office of Academic Affairs. While it is not required that units use these templates, close adherence to the templates allows for easier navigation as readers moved between plans. All plans should at a minimum include the elements provided within the templates.

Other tools:

Resources

For background and context:

  • University System of Ohio Campus Map
    An interactive map of Ohio’s 14 public universities, 24 regional campuses, and 23 community colleges as well as profiles of those institutions
  • Ohio State Portrait
    A description of the people, academic programs, research efforts, culture, resources, and places that make up The Ohio State University
  • Office of Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Page
    A one-stop web shop for information about strategic planning at Ohio State; it includes links to the principles that guide strategic planning, strategic plan templates, the University dashboard for measuring progress, college strategic plans, and more
  • College Strategic Plans
    A list of links to the strategic plan of each of Ohio State’s 15 colleges and the regional campuses
  • Discovery Themes
    Web pages with full information about the Discovery Themes, which is vital to all strategic planning efforts at the university

For overall facilitation and integration:

  • Mike Boehm, Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Planning, boehm.1@osu.edu; oversees unit-level strategic planning efforts, the Discovery Themes initiative, academic unit reviews, and dean reappointments

For plan content:

Teaching and Learning

  • Curriculum and programs
    • Randy Smith, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, smith.70@osu.edu; responsible for curriculum development and review and student learning outcomes; convenes the college curricular associate deans (APAC)
    • Wayne Carlson, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education, carlson.8@osu.edu; oversees undergraduate academic issues, including co-curricular programs and ROTC
    • Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, herness.1@osu.edu; responsible for graduate programs and curriculum and the graduate student experience
  • Distance education
    • Liv Gjestvang, Associate Vice President of eLearning; leads Ohio State's Digital First initiative, which facilitates the development of digital content for teaching and learning
    • Rob Griffiths, Associate Vice President of Distance Education; coordinates Ohio State's distance education initiative and oversees the university’s Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Diversity enhancement
  • Enrollment planning
  • Re international engagement
    • Gifty Ako-Adounvo, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs; an international issues resource who is typically available on the Columbus campus
  • Re the student experience
    • Wayne Carlson, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education, carlson.8@osu.edu; oversees undergraduate academic issues, including co-curricular programs and ROTC
    • Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, herness.1@osu.edu; responsible for graduate programs and curriculum and the graduate student experience

Research and Innovation

  • Faculty development
    • Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, wolf.4@osu.edu; responsible for faculty affairs, including promotion and tenure, reviews, awards programs; convenes the Faculty Resource Network (FRN)
  • International engagement
    • Gifty Ako-Adounvo, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs; an international issues resource who is typically available on the Columbus campus
    • Chris Carey, Director, Global Gateways; leads the operations of the Global Gateway offices in pursuit of the university's research, teaching and engagement goals and promotes collaboration between Ohio State and host country universities, institutions, and businesses
  • Research and innovation
    • Carol Whitacre, Senior Vice President for Research, whitacre.3@osu.edu; responsible for promoting the university's research profile, which includes such components as the Office of Research, the Industry Liaison Office, and the Office of Sponsored Programs; convenes  the college research officers (CRO)

Outreach and Engagement

  • University outreach and engagement
    • Stephen Myers, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement; is responsible for local community engagement, the Roads Scholars tour, networking; convenes the College Engagement Council (CEC), which is made up of each college's outreach and engagement representative
  • International engagement
    • Gifty Ako-Adounvo, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs; an international issues resource who is typically available on the Columbus campus
    • Chris Carey, Director, Global Gateways; leads the operations of the Global Gateway offices in pursuit of the university's research, teaching and engagement goals and promotes collaboration between Ohio State and host country universities, institutions, and businesses
  • Regional campus engagement
    • Bill MacDonald, Executive Dean of the Regional Campuses and Dean/Director, Ohio State at Newark, macdonald.24@osu.edu; promotes and coordinates interactions of Ohio State's four regional campuses with the Columbus campus