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

February

Survey, Focus Groups

March

Faculty and Staff Workshops and Focus Groups with Key Stakeholder Groups

April – May

Plan development, alignment with university planning

Summer

Plan finalization

September

Rollout with 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.

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