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University Resource Alignment

As part of our strategic planning effort, the university is launching an initiative to evaluate all institutional programs, both academic and administrative, to ensure alignment of resources with strategic objectives. A committee has been charged to design a process that will be both transparent and inclusive of a wide range of campus participants. Numerous institutions across the country have undertaken similar efforts as part of their strategic plans, often with the intent of achieving new objectives, starting new programs, or simply recovering from eras of contraction and budget reductions.

The committee first convened on February 16, 2017, to begin researching how other institutions have approached this challenge, both to emulate successful practices and to avoid unsuccessful pitfalls. This type of initiative is known to take many months to complete, when done well. Through the coming months we will be vigorously communicating with the campus community and inviting participation. Watch this page for regular updates!

Schedule

Target GoalTarget Date
Academic programs will be sent a Qualtrics survey to complete. This will include directions and some brief examples for guidance.Early April
Administrative programs will be sent a Qualtrics survey to complete. This will include directions and some brief examples for guidance.Late April
Academic program heads complete the URA surveys.Late April
Administrative program heads complete the URA surveys.Mid-May
Evaluation panels, organized by area (e.g. academic or administrative programs) and by criterion (e.g. mission, cost efficiency, etc.) will assess each program and return their evaluations to the URA Steering Committee.Academic Panels:
Mid-May
Administrative Panels:
Early June
URA Steering Committee will complete the evaluation phase of the URA process by categorizing programs according to assessment results.Academic Reviews:
June
Administrative Reviews:
July