Templates and Resources

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 move between plans. All plans should at a minimum include the elements provided within the templates.

Resources for Background and Context

University System of Ohio Campus Maps

An interactive map of Ohio’s 14 public universities, 24 regional campuses, and 23 community colleges as well as profiles of those institutions

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Ohio State Portrait

A description of the people, academic programs, research efforts, culture, resources, and places that make up The Ohio State University

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College, Campus and Support Unit Strategic Plans

A list of links to the strategic plan of each of Ohio State’s 15 colleges and the regional campuses

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Discovery Themes

Web pages with full information about the Discovery Themes, which is vital to all strategic planning efforts at the university

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Office of University Compliance and Integrity

An office that oversees compliance activity across the university to meet regulatory expectations and assists university leaders in strengthening ethical decision-making, mitigating compliance risks, and responding to emerging issues.

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Key Contacts For Plan Content

Randy Smith, Vice Provost for Academic Programs; responsible for curriculum development and review and student learning outcomes; convenes the college curricular associate deans (APAC)

TBD, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education; oversees undergraduate academic issues, including co-curricular programs and ROTC

Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School; responsible for graduate programs and curriculum and the graduate student experience

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)

James Moore III, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; responsible for Ohio State's diversity profile and its enhancement

Vern Granger, Interim Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Planning,; oversees enrollment issues university wide

Gifty Ako-Adounvo, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs; an international issues resource who is typically available on the Columbus campus

Javaune Adams-Gaston, Senior Vice President for Student Life; responsible for the Ohio State student experience

TBD, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education; oversees undergraduate academic issues, including co-curricular programs and ROTC

Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School; responsible for graduate programs and curriculum and the graduate student experience

Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources; responsible for faculty affairs, including promotion and tenure, reviews, awards programs; convenes the Faculty Resource Network (FRN)

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

Carol Whitacre, Senior Vice President for Research; 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)

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

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

Bill MacDonald, Executive Dean of the Regional Campuses and Dean/Director, Ohio State at Newark; promotes and coordinates interactions of Ohio State's four regional campuses with the Columbus campus