Strategic Plan

CNRS Strategic Planning Committee

The purpose of the CNRS Strategic Planning Committee is to develop a comprehensive plan that comprises CNRS’s mission; vision; values; goals; and quantitative measurable benchmarks (Phase I), plus an implementation plan (Phase II). The committee began work in January 2017 and will continue through December 2017. Planned completion dates are May 2017 for Phase I and December 2017 for Phase II. The plan will inform thinking and guide actions on CNRS priorities, structure, and processes and its relationship with the rest of the university, the community, and other external stakeholders. At this point the CNRS Strategic Planning Committee is not a standing committee, though its status in that regard will be determined by the CNRS Council of Chairs, Associate Dean, and Dean before the committee’s charge is completed.

Purpose

The purpose of the CNRS Strategic Planning Committee is to develop a comprehensive plan that comprises CNRS’s mission; vision; values; goals; and quantitative measurable benchmarks (Phase I), plus an implementation plan (Phase II). The committee will begin work in January 2017 and continue through December 2017. Planned completion dates are May 2017 for Phase I and December 2017 for Phase II. The plan will inform thinking and guide actions on CNRS priorities, structure, and processes and its relationship with the rest of the university, the community, and other external stakeholders. At this point the CNRS Strategic Planning Committee is not a standing committee, though its status in that regard will be determined by the CNRS Council of Chairs, Associate Dean, and Dean before the committee’s charge is completed.

Committee Structure, Leadership, and Responsibilities

The membership of the CNRS Strategic Planning Committee is as follows:

  • 5 tenure track faculty
  • 2 lecturers
  • 4 staff
  • 2 students (one undergraduate and one graduate student)
  • CNRS Associate Dean
  • CNRS Dean

The faculty (tenure track and lecturers) and staff committee members will be chosen by a CNRS-wide election: faculty will select the faculty representative, staff the staff representatives. Student members will be selected by the Dean and Associate Dean through Associated Students (undergraduate) and an open call to a graduate student in CNRS.

Term of service initially is two semesters, though the term will be revisited if the CNRS Strategic Planning Committee becomes a standing committee.

The CNRS Strategic Planning Committee will be led by 2 co-chairs: 1 Tenure Track faculty member and the CNRS Dean. The faculty co-chair will be elected by the committee. Term of service for the faculty co-chair position (independent of term of service on the committee) is 1-2 semesters, as determined by committee consensus.

CNRS Strategic Planning Committee members are expected to attend the committee meetings on regular basis and to contribute actively to the committee and the planning process. A member, when absent, should be represented by an alternate who holds a similar position.

Strategic Planning Process

The strategic planning process will include:

Completion, and future updating, of an environmental scan to capture key information about CNRS (e.g., curriculum, workloads, budget, space, scholarship, student and external stakeholder feedback),
Reconsideration and potential revision of the CNRS Mission, Vision, and Values statements,
Development of an implementation plan that will include a specific quantitative benchmarks, timeline, required resources (e.g., budget, personnel), and a reporting system for progress updates, and
Revision and updating of the Strategic Plan, including the its implementation, periodically as conditions change.
A periodic review of the Strategic Plan will be implemented on an interval to be determined by the Strategic Planning Committee.

Upcoming Meetings

For the spring 2018 semester, meetings are held on Fridays from 9-10am in WFB 142.