Wesleyan engages in systematic, comprehensive, broad-based, integrated planning. In [YEAR] the university launched a strategic planning effort aimed at building off of the successes of the previous plan, Strategy for Wesleyan (1998). This new plan, Engaged with the World: A Strategic Plan for Wesleyan University, 2005-2010, was the result of the collaboration of administrators, faculty, students, the Board, the community, etc, and was launched in 2005.
To Add Long range financial planning & Campus Master Plan
Priorities were built into the strategic plan and into the long-range budget.
Financial planning to reduce reliance on the endowment.
The university undergoes systematic collection and analysis of data for short- and long-term planning efforts.
Performance Indices used as strategic indicators of the institution. linked to the institution’s objectives [however, linked to OLD plan and objectives….]
Reviewed annually by senior administrative staff, as well as by the Board, to inform decision-making
Retention rate as one example here. We saw it was not doing well, put in efforts
[WHAT WERE THE EFFORTS?] and saw improvements as a result.
Annual Senior Survey data
Exit survey of university seniors measures strengths and weaknesses in all aspects
of the university, including academics, student services, and co-curricular activities
reviewed annually by senior administrative staff, as well as by the Board, to inform decision-making and to guide further inquiry
[2.3] As a result of the 1997 plan, Education for the 21st Century,
20 new faculty positions were created.
Student debt levels were managed/frozen(?)
Projects completed or implemented under the Campus Master Plan (1998/2002)
Center for Film Studies Chapel & Theater renovation Clark Hall renovation Classroom renovations Fauvre Field housing Freeman Athletic Center Usdan University Center Humanities District(?)
Data collected for every course using a standard instrument Used in tenure and promotion Used in curricular planning and faculty merit system New on-line administration will allow for more flexible use of data Possible revamping of instrument in future
Key capabilities Student transcript evaluations
Gen Ed expectations Key/essential capabilities
[2.5] Reviews of academic departments and progams
Begins with dept/program self-study Conducted by outsiders 3 per year – have done ____ since 20__ Student Services reviews Housing Study/Residential Life Review? Dining RFP Campus Master Plan
[2.7] Institutional Effectiveness
How does the institution determine the effectiveness of its planning efforts and evaluation activities on an ongoing basis?
[2.8] Goal Setting for Admin Staff