2018 Strategic Plan Assessment

Five years after passage of the University’s 2012 Strategic Plan, it is time for another close look at progress on its implementation. Annual assessments listed initiatives that had begun, were in progress, or had completed, while a more thorough assessment was performed during spring of 2016 and again in summer of 2017. This document combines updates of the deeper, narrative assessment of 2016 performed by the Strategic Planning Committee and written by then Provost John Swallow, and a 5-year reassessment by the Vice-Chancellor’s Cabinet during its August 2017 retreat and thus revised by Provost Berner.

As with the 2016 review, this report contains three parts. An Executive Summary provides an overview of the assessment. The Strategic Plan Assessment: Full Narrative describes the activities undertaken, the progress achieved, and the work yet remaining on each of the four strategic objectives, as well as on the collection of supporting strategies. Finally, the report presents as an appendix the strategic objectives and the numbered initiatives from the 2012 Strategic Plan. The parenthesized numbers in the full narrative assessment refer to the initiatives, under the corresponding strategic objective, listed in that appendix. In that way, the specific initiatives of the 2012 Plan become endnotes for the narrative.

John Swallow, 2016
Revised by Nancy Berner, January 2018
Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

2018 Strategic Plan Assessment