At the Welcome Address at the start of autumn semester, Executive Dean Manderscheid shared an update on the development of the college’s strategic roadmap. As part of this roadmap, our vision — our destination — is to be the best College of Arts and Sciences in the country; the leader in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and outreach and engagement.

The intent of our planning process is to expand the roadmap into a robust strategic plan to chart our path forward as the leading College of Arts and Sciences, a powerful champion for liberal arts education — on campus and beyond.

Planning Focus

Going forward, we will focus on two elements of strategic planning:

  • clarifying our current state by examining our greatest strengths and challenges
  • defining direction and goal setting

Planning Principles

Develop a Plan that …

  • Addresses challenges and aspirational goals
  • Helps differentiate ASC/OSU on a broad playing field
  • Supports far-reaching planning and day-to-day decision-making
  • Is flexible enough to address needs and shifts in our environment
  • Provides definition to demonstrate successes and accomplishments
  • Promotes collaboration and transparency

Aligned with the University's Planning Process

University planning will align with President Drake’s 2020 vision, which is broadly focused on access, affordability and excellence; community engagement; and, diversity and inclusion.

The timeline for the development of the college strategic plan will closely follow the university’s planning process.

Planning Timeline

Phase 1: January – March

  • Survey, Focus Groups

Phase 2: April – May

Phase 3: June – August

  • Plan alignment with university strategic plan and finalization
  • Rollout with Annual Welcome Address, Aug. 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union in the U.S. Bank Conference Theatre

If you have any questions, please contact Libby Eckhardt, Chief Communications Officer and strategic planning lead.