Priorities for Excellence: Penn State's strategic plan for 2009-2010 through 2013-2014
Priorities for Excellence is Penn State's strategic plan for the period 2009-2010 through 2013-2014. The University Strategic Planning Council has worked on the development of the plan since November 2007. The strategic plan was approved by the Board of Trustees at the May 15, 2009 Board meeting. Implementation of the plan began in August 2009.
Implementation of Priorities for Excellence
The strategic plan articulates seven goals. This five year plan differs from previous plans because a clearly defined process for implementing the plan was included in the appendices and key administrators were assigned primary or secondary responsibility for the implementation of each strategy. The Strategy Implementation Matrix in the plan (Appendix 5) identifies those leaders responsible for pursuing the actions required to implement the strategies associated with each goal, the projected start date, a general indication of fiscal impact of each strategy, and selected measures of performance.
At the start of each year of implementation, the administrators with primary responsibility for strategies scheduled to be implemented in that year are tasked by the Provost to submit a progress report at the end of the year. Information in these progress reports is used to periodically update the Board of Trustees, the Academic Leadership Council, the Faculty Senate, and other key stakeholders, and can be found at Progress and Performance.
Updates on Progress
2011-12 Budget and Strategic Planning Report, University Faculty Senate (August 30, 2011)
Penn State Live article (August 28, 2011) - Core Council committee finds millions of dollars in cost-savings
Penn State Live article (May 13, 2011) - Board hears about strategic plan and continuing progress
Penn State Live article (January 26, 2011) - Program changes necessary to capture savings and opportunities
Provost Erickson's Budget and Planning Report to Faculty Senate (October 19, 2010) -slides
Newswire article (May 14, 2010) - Trustees hear strategic plan update
Newswire article (April 1, 2010) - Changes under way to help Penn State position for the future
Newswire article (March 25, 2010) - President names council to find savings and identify opportunities
Newswire article (January 28, 2010) - Report updates Faculty Senate on budget, strategic plan
OPIA February 2010 Newsletter - Implementing Penn State's Strategic Plan - An Update
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Unit Strategic Plans
Strategic plans for each of Penn State’s colleges and budget units were submitted during summer 2008.
The following Penn State units make their unit strategic plans available on their Web sites:
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