In Phase I of our strategic planning process, the Strategic Planning Committee -- based on campus-wide input -- developed a comprehensive, consensus statement of UNK’s mission, vision, goals, objectives, and high-value directions for program development. In Phase II of our process, unit managers have used that document to guide budget and operating decisions, thus making the classic strategic link between broad goals and specific activity in everyday affairs.
We also understood, however, that important institutional goals require units to “see” and collaborate across functional boundaries. In those key areas, we wanted to capture in Phase II “supporting” plans the best thinking of our specialists about how to align priorities and programs with Phase I guidance. So far, the Phase II plans that have been completed are as follows:
In addition, parallel to and in association with development of our Phase I Plan we prepared a general blueprint to enhance the physical campus. That document (.pdf), which the University’s Board of Regents reviewed, is now an important part of the family of implementing plans that describe the major ways we are attempting to realize our institutional vision.
We also are preparing other plans to address institutional objectives for student recruitment and student success (retention and graduation), with the assistance of the enrollment consulting firm Noel-Levitz. These will be posted on this website as they become available.
Each of these supporting plans, like the Phase I document itself, represents a concept of how we should proceed in current or foreseeable circumstances. While they assemble our best thinking on the matters they address, we of course expect to adjust and add to them over time as our situation and goals may evolve.