2013-14 Strategic Priorities Update

In 2013-14 we have committed to getting a great deal of important work done, building as we must on our hard-won momentum.  A check of our progress at the beginning of 2014 indicates that we are making good, if not excellent, progress on all of our strategic priorities for this year.    Read more here.

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2013-14 Strategic Priorities

Our documented, and “self-studied” evidence of our accomplishments of 2012-13 set the foundation for “a great deal of important work to be done” in 2013-14. In their annual Strategic Priorities memo, Board Chair Gunning and President Cornwell highlight the projects and initiatives that will continue to advance our mission.

Click here to read the 2013-14 Strategic Priorities memo.

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Sustaining our Momentum: Taking Stock of Our Progress

One of our 2012-13 strategic priorities was to complete our continuing accreditation research and evaluation. This was more than a self-study for our regional accreditor:  it was an important element of our on-going strategic planning process.  As we anticipated, the self-study and visiting team’s report provides us with an excellent framework for revisiting our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We have accomplished much since we began our planning work in 2008, as we highlighted in “Chapter TWO” of our self-study.

Our self-study, visiting team report, our institutional response, and the Higher Learning Commission’s “affirmation letter” attest to our progress.  Visit our self-study site to explore our findings.

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2012-13 Strategic Priorities

In their annual Strategic Priorities memo, Board Chair Gunning and President Cornwell noted that the College begins “this year in a very good place, seeing ample grounds for confidence and optimism,” highlighting many of the accomplishments of 2011-12 and early indicators for 2012-13.  This year’s strategic priorities include continuing work on existing initiatives, as well as beginning work on new ones, such as the launch of APEX, campaign planning, and refreshing our planning efforts based, in large part, in the work for our self-study for continued accreditation.

Click here to read the 2012-13 Strategic Priorities memo.

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2011-12 Progress Update # 1

2011-12 is “a year of “implementation.”  It is clearly evident that we have been at work on implementing all of the priorities to support our strategic objectives.  Learn more about our progress

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2011-12 Strategic Priorities

On August 22nd President Cornwell, Scott Friedhoff, and Laurie Stickelmaier shared an update on the strategic situation of the College and our collective priorities for the year ahead.    The strategic theme for this year is implementation.

Click here to read the 2011-12 Strategic Priorities memo.

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Progress Update # 2 (2010-11 year end)

Our end of the year (2010-11) update:

We have made good progress on many of our priorities for 2010-11, thanks to the work of students, faculty, and staff across the campus. Some of our priorities have proved a bit more challenging than we anticipated; for others, our work has provided additional insight into how we can most effectively achieve our objectives, resulting in slight changes in our work plans.  The insights we take from this update will serve to inform our priorities in each area of the College for 2011-12 and our institutional strategic priorities for 2011-12.

Read the update.

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Progress Updates

Our first update:

In brief, it is clearly evident that we have been at work on all of the priorities that we have set for 2010-11.  We are making good progress on many priorities; others have either proved a bit more challenging than we anticipated, or we have determined aspects of them have warranted more detailed study, planning, or consultation before implementation.

Read the update brief and/or detailed report.

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Conversation Sessions

Two conversation sessions on The Strategic Framework have been scheduled:

For Students:  Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m.  Kauke 237

For Staff: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Lean Lecture Hall

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Introducing “On Purpose: Our Strategic Framework”

A post from John Sell, faculty strategic planning liaison & Ellen Falduto, chief information and planning officer

Our summer planning assignment was to take our entire planning work product of the last year and compile our strategic plan framework.  We are now introducing the Framework to you.  While it may not reflect the traditional structure of a strategic planning document as Wooster has known in the past, its content should be very familiar to all of us.

On Purpose: Our Strategic Framework is the first edition of our agile, living-plan document.  Continue reading

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