President Saunders' Presentation on Strategic Planning to date

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President Saunders' Presentation on Strategic Planning to date

  1. 1. University of Southern Mississippi Strategic Planning Update August 1, 2008
  2. 2. Vision Statement <ul><li>“ The University of Southern Mississippi will </li></ul><ul><li>be a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.” </li></ul><ul><li>--USM Strategic Plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission Statement <ul><li>“ Our primary mission is to cultivate intellectual development and creativity through the generation, dissemination, application and preservation of knowledge...” </li></ul><ul><li>USM Strategic Plan </li></ul>
  4. 4. Phase I: Fall Semester 2007-08
  5. 5. Approach to Planning <ul><li>Rationale: </li></ul><ul><li>We build best when we build on our strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology: </li></ul><ul><li> 11 dialogue sessions hosting more than 350 people (faculty, staff, students, university administrators, alumni, community leaders.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Primary Outcomes of Dialogues <ul><li>Forces of Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Strategic Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Refined Vision </li></ul>
  7. 7. Forces of Innovation
  8. 8. Areas of Focus
  9. 9. Positive Core
  10. 10. (Slightly) Revised Vision <ul><li>Southern Miss will emerge as the premier research university of the Gulf South -- engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Descriptors <ul><li>Creative…Bold…Determined </li></ul><ul><li>Where inspiration meets innovation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Phase II: Spring Semester 2008 <ul><li>President appoints new University Strategic Planning Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Noel-Levitz consultants work with enrollment planning committee </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic budgeting consultant begins organizational work </li></ul><ul><li>IHL summit yields system goals for increasing baccalaureate graduates </li></ul>
  13. 13. Results <ul><li>Vision statements for areas of strategic interest </li></ul><ul><li>Key performance indicators (suggested metrics) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Insert diagram
  15. 15. Vision Statement: Image Development <ul><li>Image development promotes the internal and external reputation of the university and supports the vision of Southern Miss. Image development must be linked to what we do and how well we do it. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Key Performance Indicators: Image Development <ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputational surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rankings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our messages </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Vision Statement: Connecting with the Community <ul><li>Engaged citizens of Southern Miss (students, staff and faculty) who genuinely invest in their own university community and their host communities (locally, regionally, nationally and globally). Our engaged citizens intentionally build “community” through learning and working together inside and outside the university in order to create and sustain a culture of respect and civility. Hosting refers to the importance of every contact made on campus – from the first to the last. Serving allows university citizens to invest in people, agencies/ businesses, and organizations through volunteering, service learning, internships, applied scholarship and university/community partnerships. Sharing focuses on how we build relationships and engagement inside the university and with our host communities. Discovering encompasses the scholarship and creative activities of the university community. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Key Performance Indicators: Connecting with Community <ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Reductions of barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Serving </li></ul><ul><li>Student community time </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Externally funded applied initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contracts/agreements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty/staff donated time </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Key Performance Indicators: Connecting with Community <ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring/advising </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Square feet of “sharing” space </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monies spent locally/economic impact </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University sponsored events </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovering </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly activities </li></ul><ul><li>External funding </li></ul><ul><li>Creative endeavors </li></ul>
  20. 20. Vision Statement: Climate of Academic Success <ul><li>Includes a unified environment that minimizes barriers for prospective and enrolled students, attracts and retains quality faculty and staff, embraces and reflects diversity, and produces graduates who are truly competitive in the global marketplace. Students, faculty and staff at Southern Miss, along with the larger community, benefit from a wide range of cultural, social and educational experiences that yield informed, responsible, and productive citizens with a standard of lifelong l earning. University experiences are supported by quality facilities and up-to-date technology accessible to the entire university community. Educational programs adhere to rigorous standards in terms of student advisement, engagement, and mentoring; curriculum development and delivery; and the exploration and generation of scholarly work. Students admitted to Southern Miss have every opportunity to earn a degree and acquire a comprehensive educational foundation that expands their perspectives, enhances their opportunities, and enriches our society. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Key Performance Indicators: Climate of Academic Success <ul><li>Quality Educational Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination among campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Faculty and Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant pools </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/staff retention </li></ul>
  22. 22. Key Performance Indicators: Climate of Academic Success <ul><li>Quality Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Professional accreditations/program reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential academic opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Support for curricular development </li></ul><ul><li>Student Engagement, Satisfaction and Success </li></ul><ul><li>Student return rates </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation rates </li></ul><ul><li>NSSE reports </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Post-graduation success </li></ul>
  23. 23. Vision Statement: Healthy Minds, Bodies and Campus <ul><li>A culture that emphasizes a multidimensional healthy environment at Southern Miss is deemed central to attain the goals of the Strategic Plan. An emphasis on healthy lifestyles will enhance the quality of the Southern Miss experience and beyond. Appropriate efforts in campus sustainability will contribute to an improved environmental impact, and an informed perspective on resource use. Continuous efforts to maintain safety and security of all at Southern Miss will increase the potential to attain individual and community goals. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Minds, Bodies, Campus Key Performance Indicators: <ul><li>Healthy Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in health, fitness, wellness programs & activities </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/staff attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Green Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Solid waste reduction/recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Energy use/efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Safe & Secure Campus Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Crime prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Safety measures </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol education/intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness </li></ul>
  25. 25. Next Steps <ul><li>Clearly define metrics & set institutional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Units identify strategies & tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Set priorities, budget resources, and… </li></ul>
  26. 26. GO!
  27. 27. Southern Miss – To The Top!

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