8P3 Developing Key Action Plans to Support Institutional Strategies
Western develops key action plans through a systems-wide strategic planning process (8P1). The long-term goals provided by the strategic plan serve as a template for the planning processes employed within functional units.
Functional units and colleges annually report their progress relative to strategic planning to the three University Divisions:
- Academic and Student Affairs
Admissions, Registrar’s Office, Library, Student Development, Student Services, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Instructional Media Center, and the Western Institute.
- Financial Planning and Administration
Physical Plant, Financial Services, Information Technology Services, Public Safety, Financial Aid, and Risk Management
- Institutional Advancement
Alumni Services, Development Office, MWSU Foundation, Public Relations and Marketing, and Campus Printing.
The above plans can be accessed on the Strategic Planning web pages. Other strategic planning activities include the following:
- Campus units review, update, and report on unit strategic plans annually and publish them on the institution’s strategic planning web pages.
- Strategic plan implementation teams review action plans each year and revise as appropriate after feedback from forums and discussion at team meetings.
- The Strategic Planning Steering Committee publishes an
annual progress report.
- Academic Affairs revises, updates, and implements an enrollment management plan, Assets and Aspirations.
- Through Ready.Set.Go…Discover College, Admissions works with regional school districts to increase the number of students who come to Western having completed the state-required high school core.
- The Office of Advancement publishes an Integrated Marketing Plan that includes the marketing efforts of each major area of campus. Institutional Advancement is working on a plan for public relations/marketing, alumni services, and development.
- The Office of Financial Planning and Administration publishes the Facilities
- The Office of Academic and Student Affairs is working with strategic planning, its enrollment management committee, Admissions, and Noel-Levitz to create an enrollment management plan with goals, strategies, and specific action plans.
Requirements for meeting external accreditation standards guide planning processes for accredited programs and for those programs seeking accreditation (Figure