The College of Social Work Strategic Plan expresses the newly adopted Mission of the College of Social Work, the values that guide that Mission, and the College’s revised Strategic Plan. This plan, which will guide our activities over the next four years, is the result of a two year strategic planning process, the first in the College’s recent history, begun before such activities were mandated by the Provost’s office. It reflects not only the initial work of the faculty and the administrative officers of the College, but comments received on this and other documents from the Provost’s Office, the Office of Minority Affairs, and the Graduate School.
The Strategic Plan begins with the College’s Mission and guiding values. These are followed by an articulation of the College’s four strategic priorities and a narrative that explains why they are important and how we expect them to interact to enhance our national position. The balance of this document, which follows this narrative, is in table form. In these tables, each of the four strategic priorities is again noted and followed by a series of goals. For each of these goals, a set of objectives/activities is articulated. Further, each goal is also tied to measurable metrics and timelines for their achievement, the University’s Academic Plan, and to President Gee’s vision for the university.
In addition, the Strategic Plan projects the costs associated with the achievement of specified objectives/activities (when appropriate), the assumptions and risk assessment that was used to calculate potential financial liabilities, and the level of risk we believe to be present in the achievement of each objective/activity. Finally, a projection of the College’s financial position, based on the financial assumptions provided by OAA and the costs associated with the objectives embedded in the Strategic Plan, is provided in an Appendix.
Read the College of Social Work Strategic Plan