New strategic planning efforts to begin fall semester

The first forum for the fall semester will be devoted to explaining the strategic planning process that UCCS will undergo the next several months.

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will lead the forum and will outline plans for updating the campus strategic plan as well as provide a general campus update. The forum is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 30 in the University Center Theater. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

“Our current strategic plan expires in 2012,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “It is appropriate, then, that we begin now to look at the future direction of the university.”

Shockley-Zalabak recently named a 16-member committee that will lead the strategic plan update. Faculty and staff governance groups will nominate additional individuals to assist with strategic planning in early September.

Throughout the fall semester and into the early months of 2012, committee members will meet to discuss the university’s vision and core values, mission, and specific objectives. In April, Shockley-Zalabak will present the plan to the CU Board of Regents for approval. Campus faculty and staff governance groups will nominate additional individuals to assist with strategic planning in early September.

“This timeline gives ample opportunity for members of the campus community to be involved,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “Important changes have happened in the last few years and we are in a period of relative economic stability. The time is right for us to look at what we must do to ensure the continued health of the university.”

A 2007-2012 strategic plan set goals and measures for student success, quality, and resource development and connected them to the university’s budget. The plan was updated last year to reflect decreasing state financial support and other changes.

The current members of the strategic planning committee are:

Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, chair. Other committee members are Charlie Sweet, executive director,  Strategic Planning and Initiatives; Kee Warner, associate vice chancellor, Diversity and Inclusiveness; Terry Schwartz, associate dean, School of Public Affairs; Kelli Klebe, associate professor, Psychology Department; Charles Benight, professor, Psychology Department; Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance; Christina Martinez, senior instructor, Kraemer Family Library; Jennifer Hane, director, Alumni Relations; Jim Spice, director, Department of Public Safety; Chris Beiswanger, director, Student Recruitment; Susan Szpyrka, senior associate vice chancellor, Administration and Finance; Nina Polok, program executive, Bachelor of Innovation; Rebecca Duray, professor, College of Business; Steven Tragesser, associate professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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