Strategic Planning Elements of Strategic Plans For a graphic representation of elements #4--#10, see attached chart. 1. Mission of the program, department, or unit. Please note that each academic program will need a plan. If the program is part of an academic department with more than one program (major), then the department plan will have a plan for each program. It is NOT necessary to have a plan for minors, certificates, and areas of concentration. Mission of the larger unit, e.g., a Student Services unit will include the mission of Student Services; an academic department will include the mission of the school. In addition, list any policies, procedures or other circumstances that you do not control that may hinder your achieving your objectives. Two examples are an unclear approval process or clogged lines of communication.
From here go to the chart format. 4. Begin with College Goal #1 listed on the top of each page. There is one page for each college goal. Be sure to use the correct goal page for the activities, etc., for each goal. The cells will and rows/columns should automatically expand to match the size of the content you type in. 5. List the first objective for this unit, program or department that falls under that goal. For the objective, list the time when it will be completed (This can be in terms of days, weeks, months, or years up to a decade. However, objectives and activities for the next 3-5 years are the most pressing and should receive most attention.) Please note that objectives must be in priority order. List the activities to accomplish each objective. List the timeline for accomplishing the activity.(See #4 above about the time period the plans should cover.) List the methods of assessing each activity. List the resources needed to accomplish the activity. These can be any types of resources in addition to what we ordinarily think of as resources, i.e., money, space, equipment, faculty and staff. Resources may include but are not limited to training, staff, assistance with grants, assistance with fund-raising activities, program development, etc. Think about what you need and be specific. List the person(s) responsible for achieving each activity. Repeat this for the other three planning goals.
Strategic planning elements of plans revised February 12, 2007