2016 Strategic Plan Assessment
In the spring semester of 2016, the University's Strategic Planning Committee determined that the time had come for a close look at progress on the 2012 Strategic Plan. Earlier, annual assessments simply listed those Plan initiatives that had begun, were in progress, or had completed. Four years in, the Committee recognized the need for a deeper, narrative assessment, and over the course of the semester, prepared this report.
The report contains three parts. An Executive Summary provides an overview of the assessment. The Full Narrative section describes the activities undertaken, the progress achieved, and the work yet remaining on each of the four strategic objectives, as well as on the supporting strategies. Finally, the report presents as an appendix the strategic objectives and 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.