The Horse Before the Cart: Institutional Strategic Planning to Foster a Culture of Service
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Presented at 2010 Continuums of Service Conference. Portland, OR.

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  • Melanie – Melanie 5 years with Univ Director CELA / Dean, Assessment Wondered why we didn’t do service learning? Amanda – Amanda Involved in service in college at Art Institute – Chicago Experience beginning service volunteer programs Wanted to continue Applied to this position & AmeriCorps
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The Horse Before the Cart: Institutional Strategic Planning to Foster a Culture of Service The Horse Before the Cart: Institutional Strategic Planning to Foster a Culture of Service Presentation Transcript

  • The Horse Before The Cart Institutional Strategic Planning to Foster a Culture of Service Presented by Melanie Booth & Amanda Baker Marylhurst University
  • Agenda
    • About Us & About Marylhurst
    • Our Horse : Strategic Planning in Higher Education
    • Our Cart : Marylhurst’s Service Program
    • Our Journey : Culture-Building for Service
    • Institutional Possibilities
  • About Us
    • Melanie Booth, Ed.D.
      • Dean – Assessment & Director of Center for Experiential Learning & Assessment
        • Marylhurst Service Program supervisor
    • Amanda Baker
      • Service Program Coordinator / AmeriCorps*VISTA
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  • About Marylhurst University
    • Liberal Arts higher educational institution since 1893
    • Lifelong learning institution for men and women since 1974
    • Undergraduate and graduate programs
    • Online and on-ground programs
      • Many students live in other states
      • Non-residential campus
    • Average age of students: 38
      • Mid-life adult learners
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  • Marylhurst’s Mission
    • Marylhurst University seeks to aid students in advancing their goals for responsible participation in a rapidly changing world by pursuing, and encouraging its students to pursue the ideals of competence, leadership and service .
  • The Horse: Strategic Planning
    • Working with a partner or in small groups, please identify 2-3 key principles of strategic planning in higher education that you think are important.
      • Example : Typically, strategic planning in higher education is most effective when it is a collaborative process that involves engaged stakeholders.
      • Please share your ideas.
  • Envisioning Marylhurst
      • Principle
        • We must continue to enact the University's mission of service and leadership.
      • Process
        • Step 1: Visioning conference – to create vision themes
        • Step 2: Strategic planning process – translating themes into plans of action
      • Products
        • A 30-year vision for Marylhurst University
        • A five-year strategic plan following the creation of that vision
        • Strong ownership by key stakeholders
        • Clarity around how the University's vision will unfold over time
  • 2 Relevant Themes
    • Embrace the founding mission and values of the University, as established by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, to educate the whole person, serve the underserved, promote interfaith dialogue, and engage in social action for the good of the community.
    • Pioneer the integration of liberal arts and professional studies to support lifelong learning.
  • The Cart: Outcomes / Actions
    • Engaging in Social Action & Service
      • * Make community-based service a more intentional and integral part of the University’s culture, including its educational offerings
      • * Create the Marylhurst Service Program
  • The Cart: MU Service Program
    • AmeriCorps*VISTA / Campus Compact Grant
    • Identify, create, and maintain service partnerships
    • Identify and coordinate service activities for staff, faculty, students, alumni, and members of the community
    • Identify and create service-learning curriculum for programs / students / faculty
  • The Journey: Building Culture
    • Working with a partner or in small groups, please identify 2-3 key principles of culture building in higher educational institutions that you think are important.
      • Example : Building culture involves creating awareness of need.
      • Please share your ideas.
  • The Journey: Building Culture
    • Our Map : The Marylhurst Mission
    • Our Compass & Guides : Marylhurst Service Advisory Committee
      • Presidential Committee – ongoing / strategic
      • Cross-campus / cross-departmental representatives
      • Task groups serve as guides and do-ers
    • Our Groomswoman : Amanda Baker
      • Makes sure the horse is fed, watered, and well-attended to
  • The Journey: Building Culture
    • Our Key Strategies – Year One
    • Identification of What’s Already Happening
      • Informal conversations
      • Formal inventories
      • Raising awareness and providing recognition
    • Developing Service Philosophy
      • Task Group 1  Committee
      • Committee  Community
  • The Journey: Building Culture
    • Planning New Activities
      • Service activities – Spring Into Service, Drives, Etc.
        • Task Group 2
      • Service-learning – Compassion in Action
        • Task Group 3
      • Partnership development – PIA, Clackamas Women’s Services
        • Coordinator & Committee Members
  • The Journey: Building Culture
    • Continual Dialogue & Promotion
      • Classroom Presentations
      • Campus Events
      • Marketing & PR
      • Institutional Meetings
      • Social Media: Blog, Facebook
      • Newsletters
      • Emails
      • Flyers
      • Lots of lots of talking about it!
  • Your Horses & Your Carts
    • Think about your own horses and carts for strategic planning and culture building that can help support your service-oriented goals:
      • What structures / systems / stakeholders might currently exist that are not being utilized (missed opportunities)?
        • Consider events, courses, programs, people, etc.
      • What new structures / systems could be developed to support the goals?
        • Consider events, courses, programs, people, etc.
  • Session Reflections
    • As time will allow, please feel free to share your reflections, ideas, or questions with the whole group.
    • Please complete an evaluation of this session.
    THANKS FOR JOINING US!