Subject: OUTLINING A PROCESS FOR FUTURE STRATEGIC PLANNING
Energizing the strategic planning process at FAU began with the appointment of a new steering committee. Membership of this committee will expand to cover a wide range of campus constituencies including trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students. This committee will be chaired by Vice President for Strategic Planning and Information Technology.
The steering committee will build on strengths of the prior FAU planning exercises and focus on creating a new framework for the future that is effective, transparent, and on-going. This committee will assess statewide, regional, and other trends that are likely to impact FAU. It will also look at identifying important elements of the University’s mission that should be preserved and identify key long and short-term priorities. The next round of strategic planning will achieve clear progress in permeating planning initiatives down to the level of academic and non-academic units. It will also identify how budgeting will be linked to FAU’s strategic plan.
|August – September||Prepare 2010 Strategic Plan Progress Update for trustee's retreat, review existing college and unit level plans, and attend college planning meetings|
|October – December||Convene new steering committee to begin rethinking and revitalizing the planning process and set goals for Spring 2011|
|January – March||Organize planning meeting and workshops, including a campus wide roundtable facilitated by the Learning Alliance|
|April – May||Seek feedback from campus groups, conduct environmental scanning, commission targeted reports, organize forums, speakers, town-hall meetings, and conduct surveys|
|June - August||Frame strategic issues and integrate various choices to blend divergent ideas into a common vision and draft the new plan with goals, strategies and tactics|
|November – December||Units align their plans with the campus plan and the steering committee refines accountability measures, performance metrics, and tracking procedures|
|On-going||Publish annual reports and benchmarks to be used as an index of measuring progress each fall, and integrate FAU's strategic planning with BOG's Work Plans|