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Implementation, Progress and Impact

A Framework for the Future 

The Strategic Plan outlines the University's priorities for the next five years. A foundation to guide decisions and focus resources within our integrated planning and institutional effectiveness model, the plan is however neither exhaustive nor unchangeable. It does not reflect all of the things we wish to achieve over the coming years, nor does it preclude new possibilities that may emerge. We recognize that a strong strategic plan is optimistic, yet also realistic, able to address and potentially adapt to changes and opportunities in our environment, and shifts in our own needs, as we proceed. This website will capture such adjustments of course and direction.

Initiatives Underway 

The Strategic Plan outlines a number of new activities, but also seeks to advance, expand, and align initiatives that are already underway. Read more about some of these innovative activities.

The Slattery Center for the Humanities and Cross-Discliplinary Humanities Initiative

Resilience Initiative and Programming

THR1VE: First Generation Students 

The Council for Diversity and Inclusion 

The SBDC: Alignment and New Initiatives 


First Year Priority: Diversity and Inclusion Planning

The Strategic Plan outlines our shared commitment to diversity and inclusion, that we together: "reflect and understand the diversity of the world by demanding that diversity be a priority as we build an inclusive community and campus culture, develop and deliver our education and shape our student experience." One of the primary objectives for this goal is the development of a comprehensive, University-wide plan for diversity and inclusion. Click here to read more about this collaborative effort.

First Year Priority: Strategic Enrollment Planning

The Strategic Plan’s goal to “Advance the University through Innovation” articulates several objectives that guide and support our ongoing Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP). This process places a strategic, collaborative focus on developing new programs and supporting students success through recruitment, retention, and financial support initiatives, amongst other key components.  Read more about the SEP process, including recent initiatives and outcomes, here.


Ongoing Evaluation and Renewal

The strategic planning lifecycle includes key milestones for monitoring, reporting, and reflecting on progress and highlighting the plan's impact. Guided by a broad Implementation Roadmap, we will define and review outcomes and assessments for each goal and objective to determine if they are complete/ operationalized, active and maturing, if additional investment is required, or if the goal or objective itself needs to be reviewed or adjusted in some manner to address our changing needs.  These annual progress reviews will also be used to identify priorities or establish special focus areas.

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