Analysis of NWSU’s Strategic Planning Process. Presenters Kenneth S. Chapman, Ph. D. Behnam Abrams, Ph. D. Presenter: Dr. Chapman. AGENDA. Background – Dr. Abrams Stakeholders External Environment Internal Environment Strategic Planning – Dr. Chapman What is Strategic Planning?
Kenneth S. Chapman, Ph. D.
Behnam Abrams, Ph. D.
Changes in NWSU’s internal environment
Employers want X-functional training
Employer of 1rst Choice
More Online Programs
Open Store fronts
Poor faculty salaries
Increased use of part time faculties
Limited faculty funding
Broader teaching demands
Goals that fit well…
…and goals that fit poorly
Improving NWSU’s Process
Spell out a clear and compelling vision
Spell out gap between current reality and future state
Base decisions on hard data about stakeholder expectations
Test goals for consistency with mission and available resources
Match goals to the internal capability and strengths of the faculty and the needs of the student body
Planning Process Evaluated -- Five Tests of Strategic Thinking