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Strategic Planning

Rowan University

Resources: Strategic Planning Websites of Interest

Northern Kentucky University (Fuel the Flame)

Although activity seems to have stopped in Spring 2014, the five goals and their associated objectives are creative and compelling. See also the Executive Dashboard.

Ball State (The Centennial Commitment: 18 by '18)

Ball State hired a new president, Paul W. Ferguson, in 2014, who created a Strategic Planning Leadership Team in February 2015 to revitalize the strategic plan. The plan has three major themes with a total of 18 goals to reach by 2018. Progress toward selected metrics is posted for each goal (see About 18 by '18).

Montana State University

Noteworthy as an example of an active planning and assessment process. An initial Strategic Planning Committee was replaced by a Strategic Planning Council with a distinct role, marking a transition from planning to execution. See especially the annual Progress Report and the comprehensive Unit Plan Template.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

See especially the comprehensive longitudinal tracking of key performance indicators linked to the plans of each school and unit and the data visualization for metrics associated with each goal.

Michigan State University (Strategic Planning and Shaping the Future)

See especially the Key Accountability Indicators. MSU is of interest as the only other institution in the nation with M.D. and D.O. granting medical schools. Although the site has not been recently updated, it reflects the challenge of maintaining strategic positioning and planning momentum. The interactive Budget Planning Tool is of interest as a strategy for sharing the fiscal constraints of the University.