2015-16 Strategic Priorities

Our Strategic Priorities memo outlines our work for this year. These  “strategic priorities” emerge from our planning, assessment of our progress, and continuing attention to our external environment. Our goal is to advance Wooster’s mission by making significant progress on these priorities across the College. [One Wooster!]

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2014-15 Strategic Priorities Progress Report

2014-15 was a year of building strength and making considerable progress, despite tragedies that affected us as a campus community, and a challenging environment externally. Our strong mission mindset, our commitment to strategic planning, and our resolve to accomplish our objectives resulted in significant, and often remarkable, progress on our strategic priorities for the year, as described in our year-end report.

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Closing the loop…our last update for 14-15

In our last update on our Sustainable Budget planning process for the year, President Cornwell closes the loop on our work (the Board adopted our budget recommendation), highlights the recommendations that are included in the budget, and shares the Board of Trustees’ request for our continuing work, noting that “going forward will not require the intensity of this year’s effort.”

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“What Works?” Our Sustainable Budget Idea Process Does

In a new series, “What Works,” The Chronicle of Higher Education profiled our Sustainable Budget ideas process.  Read the feature here, or on the Chronicle’s site (subscription required).

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SGA Sustainable Budget Discussion: Monday 2/23

SGA will sponsor “Sustainable Budget – Discussing Changes that Affect the Student Body” on Monday, February 23; 7:00 PM in Lowry Main Lounge.  Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about the recommendations that will be included in the College’s 2015-16 budget.

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Meeting Presentations Posted

The PowerPoint slides from the update sessions for faculty and staff are now available on our strategic planning wiki. (login required)

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SGA: We Can’t Imagine Wooster Without…

During the Fall term, SGA polled students, asking “What can’t you imagine Wooster without?” meaning, “What is essential to your Wooster experience, and to sustaining Wooster’s traditions?”  A summary of the responses has been posted to our Strategic Planning wiki.

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Upcoming Meetings on our Progress

We will be sharing the key budget assumptions including those for new revenue and expenditure reductions with faculty and staff on:

Faculty: Monday, January 12, 2015, 4:15 p.m., Lean Lecture Hall

Staff:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:00 a.m., Freedlander Theatre
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:00 p.m., Morgan Hall, Room 201 (3rd shift)

 

As it did last semester, SGA will be scheduling sessions for students. Dates and times of those sessions will follow from SGA.

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Process Update – January 11, 2015

Colleagues,

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a restful and restorative break.

My first update of the semester focuses on our process for the term and updates on the progress made since the end of the fall semester.

This semester the primary focus of our Sustainable Budget Planning process is to bring our work on the 2015-16 budget to a close.  Our secondary work is to identify and begin studying those ideas that seem to hold promise but that we know will require more time to implement.   Continue reading

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Process Update – December 10, 2014

Colleagues,

We continue to make good progress simultaneously on phases I and II of our process to develop a sustainable budget for Wooster.  This week, my update highlights new analyses available on our wiki and plans for our continuing exploration of ideas. Continue reading

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