Strategic Planning at Metro State. Divisions of the College. Board of Trustees. Office of the President. College Divisions. Office of the Vice President Administration and Finance. Office of the Vice President Institutional Advancement. Office of the
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Board of Trustees
Office of the President
Office of the Vice President Administration and Finance
Office of the Vice President Institutional Advancement
Office of the
Provost – Vice President Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice President Student Services
Office of the Vice President Information Technology
Four major goals have been established for the College.
These goals represent the foundation elements that are the basis for achieving preeminence.
Prepare Students for Success in Their Education, Career and Life
This goal also includes Admission, Orientation, Placement, Testing, Retention Efforts, Advising, Curricular and Co-curricular activities, as well as Class Scheduling.
This goal provides the basic skills needed to succeed in life; it is the “generic” part of the degree and affects all matriculated students. Objectives supporting this planning goal should include developing students as independent learners.
Provide a High Quality
Goal Two Focus Statement
This goal focuses on education in the major, minor, concentration, or licensure, with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining the quality of the majors. Student services are an important element in this goal, offering activities, programs, and services essential to high quality education. This goal must include objectives that mandate regular and thoughtful assessing of programs, initiatives, and activities, and continuous improvement based on the results of assessment.
This goal includes needs for faculty, staff, space, equipment, library, accreditation efforts, professional development, academic advising, career-planning, operating budgets, and other resources required for the delivery of pre-eminent academic programs and services.
Engage, Collaborate and Work with the Community
Goal Three Focus Statement
This goal focuses primarily on initiatives and programs that move Metro State into the community and bring the community to the campus. The work of the President and of Institutional Advancement is critical to this theme. The focus is external to the college, involving all the constituencies that Metro State serves and its partnerships and collaborations.
Increasing cooperative education, internships, and service learning can be included here although they are commonly a part of the quality educational experience in the major. Faculty and staff service activities, both in the community and for professional organizations, are also important aspects of this goal.
Embrace and Promote Diversity
The college takes a pro-active and balanced approach to diversity. It supports and valuesdiversity in all its forms** in a teaching and learning community marked by mutual respect, inclusion and cooperation. Diversity will bereflected in the curriculum, in activities of the college and in the composition of faculty, staff, and students.**Diversity embraces age, race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, as well as intellectualdifferences.
Goal Four Focus Statement
This goal focuses on the members of the academic community, faculty, students, and staff, and the ways in which the college reflects the communities and the students it serves. It includes diversity in the curriculum, and activities for reaching objectives such as becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
as soon as possible.
Considerations must include how to recruit and retain high quality faculty, staff, and students. This involves establishing a culture of acceptance and inclusion and providing incentives for diverse groups, including people of color, to join the Metro State community.
Goal #1: Prepare Students for Success in their Education, Career and Life.
Lead: Vice President for Student Services
Goal #2: Provide a High-Quality Educational Experience.
Lead: Provost/Vice President For Academic Affairs
Goal #3: Engage, Collaborate and Work with the Community.
Lead: Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Goal #4: Embrace and Promote Diversity.
Lead: Associate to the President for Diversity
Plans are “dynamic” documents that are constantly reviewed and adjusted according to current circumstances and needs.
In the past, strategic plan documents failed to provide a perpetual roadmap that was constantly revisited.
Grassroots input is essential
at all levels of the College
All personnel are encouraged to share their ideas and to engage in the planning process
Opportunity to share in the development of
Metro State’s future
How do the plans continue to be living documents now that they are written?
What are the next steps?
How do they happen?
What is the role of faculty and staff?
Determining college priorities
Supervisors (Chairs/Directors, etc.)
meet with their faculty/staff
To recommend most critical issues for the for next two years (2007-09). Try to limit to four to six.
Deans/Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents meet with their chairs, directors, etc.
From list developed at Level I, recommend four-six most critical issues for next two years.
Vice Presidents meet with their Deans, Directors, etc.
From list developed at Level II, recommend four-five most critical issues for next two years.
Provost/Vice Presidents meet.
From list developed at Level III, recommend the four-five most critical issues for next two years.
President’s Cabinet meets.
From list developed at Level IV, recommend three or four most critical issues for the next two years.
President recommends priorities to Trustees.
Departments/units review their plans to see how they fit the priorities set by the President and the Trustees.
Departments/units develop critical paths to achieving the parts of their plans that are consistent with the established priorities. (Advice and support to develop critical paths will be available.)
With any needed modifications, the process described above will be repeated each year.
Provide a high quality education
School/Unit Committees formed
Consultant-Assessment/College Plan October 2007
Assessment Section Completed October/November 2007
Feedback from College Community September/October 2007/Ongoing