The particular priorities we have laid out for this year are ones in which we wish to make change and progress. They overlay a great deal of core work that is ongoing. Our 2016-17 priorities came forward through the shared work of faculty, staff, and students collaborating both with the Board of Trustees and with others on campus through our many groups and committees.
Read the full 2016-17 Strategic Priorities memo…
2015-16 was a year of transition, yet that did not preclude us from making progress on the priorities we set last Fall. Our “success” is characterized as goals and objectives attained, as well as our learning from the challenges inherent in those priorities that were seeking to attain higher goals, address complex issues, or undertake new endeavors. Read more about Wooster’s accomplishments in 2015-16…
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!]
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.
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.”
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).
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.
The PowerPoint slides from the update sessions for faculty and staff are now available on our strategic planning wiki. (login required)
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.
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
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.