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Indiana University Northwest

Strategic Planning Committee

Outcome 6

December 2005 Strategic Planning Outcome 6 Final Report

Date: December 6, 2005
Chair: Patricia Lundberg
Support: Linda Delunas and Ray Fontaine
Significant Contributors: Lundberg, Patricia L ; Delunas, Linda; Schoon, Kenneth; Chen Lin, Diana; Coffin, Donald; Davis, Audrea; Dorris, Gaylin; Edwards-Chihota, Tameka M; Foltz, Tanice G; Fontaine, Raymond; Gallmeier, Charles P; Goodman, Neil; Harmon, Helen M; Hug, Richard W; Kilibarda, Vesna; Klamen, David; Mcshane, Stephen G.; Moore, Henrietta V; Mullany, Jacqueline M; Pardasani, Manoj Pahlaj; Pegram, Scooter Scooter; Reed, Charlotte; Sutherland, Timothy L.; Weiler, Robert E; Wollons, Roberta; Travis, Denise
Outcome Number: 6 (meeting with outcome 1, Dave Klamen, Chair)

Outcome (2005): Within the context of our unique identity, IU Northwest will have a shared understanding of the measurable characteristics that identity excellence in any academic program or support service.

(2010) IU Northwest sets priorities and allocates resources to academically excellent programs and services that clearly foster sustainable regional vitality and/or cultural discovery and learning.

2005 Deliverables: 1) A set of (qualitative and quantitative) measurable characteristics that exemplify excellence in programs and support services that are sustainable on a campus like ours; 2) Written reports from academic and support units that demonstrate their understanding of these characteristics for excellence to foster our unique identity in sustainable regional vitality and cultural discovery and learning.

February 13, 2006 statement from Chancellor Bergland: This work led by Patti Lundberg has produced, along with the work on Outcome #1, a document defining excellence and then, specifically for Outcome #6, a set of measurable characteristics that exemplify excellence. Also reports from academic and support units that demonstrate their understanding of these characteristics have been determined. The work submitted has been reviewed by the Cabinet and accepted with approval.

Activities completed to date

Method of Engagement/Feedback

Results (for both activity and engagement process)

Dates

Reflection; study national models; seek relevant IU documents

Chairs to committees outcomes 1 & 6 (meetings), VCs, Deans (emails)

Completed

Feb 22 – Mar 4, 2005

Create draft of definitions

Joint 1 and 6 committees:

Completed

Feb 23, Mar 9, 23

Send draft to SPT for feedback

Email

Completed

Mar 23- Apr 1

Present draft to campus for feedback

Email (listserv), Website; requests to Deans Council, Cabinet; Copies to faculty and staff

Completed

Apr 4

Present draft to Executive Com., refer to committees, and encourage further dissemination of draft; request if be referred to faculty organization committees-- requested May 15 deadline

Chairs of 1 and 6 committees present at Exec. Com. meeting

Completed

Apr 8

Present draft to campus through town-hall meetings

Chairs of 1 and 6; Open public forums

Completed– very low attendance

Apr 18

Apr 20

May 3 11:30

May 3 4:30

Activities completed to date

Method of Engagement/Feedback

Dates

Preliminary Deadline for Feedback

All campus constituencies

May 15, 2005

Send letter to Deans and directors requesting input on criteria used in units

Committee Chairs

June1

Meet with individual units

Committee Chairs

June 1 to July 31

Solicit feedback door-to-door, begun Apr 8

Personal contact (Chair of Outcome 1)

July 15

Receive input from units on criteria

Deans and Directors, email

July 15

Hold additional town hall meetings; highlight “controversial” content

Chairs 1 and 6

July 15

Gather and analyze data [May 15 to July 31]

Joint Outcome 1 and 6 Committee meetings

Jul 31

Redraft document based on shared feedback & to SPT

Joint Outcome 1 and 6 Committee meetings

Sept 1

Feedback from SPT;

Revise if necessary

Email

Sept 7

Offer new draft to campus for feedback

Email, Website, Open Meetings

Sept. 9

Meet with key constituents

Committee Chairs

Sept. 9-16

Present to Faculty Org

Present in person, Chairs 1 & 6

Sept 16

Make revisions based on feedback

Joint 1 and 6 Committee meetings; SPT (email); cabinet (email)

Sept. 27

Gain concurrence from SPT

Chairs 1 and 6

October 1

Resubmit to Faculty Org

Chairs 1 and 6

Oct 21; mail ballot distributed 11/18/05, approved 58 to 20

Present “Final” document of definitions/characteristics to campus

Email, Website

Dec 14, 2005

Request and receive written reports from academic and support units (via VCs) that demonstrate their understanding of these definitions and characteristics for excellence. [ Additional for Outcome 6 only: R eports should demonstrate how these characteristics foster our unique identity in sustainable regional vitality and cultural discovery and learning.]

Email, Personal meetings, Committee Meetings of Outcome 6 (note, this is an outcome 6 deliverable, not outcome 1)

Dec. 14, 2005