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Strategic Planning Committee

Outcome 8

May 2005 Strategic Planning Outcome 8 Status Report

Date: May 5, 2005 
Chair: Jon Becker 
Outcome Number: #8  

2005 Outcome: A plan for sustaining outreach in NewtonCounty will be developed, program activity in StarkeCounty will be initiated, a needs assessment will be conducted in a third county for engagement, and an inventory of IU Northwest’s collaborative/cooperative activities in Lake, LaPorte and PorterCounties will be completed.  

2006 Outcome: Based on three completed needs-assessment/program cycles and a completed inventory of the existing collaborative/cooperative activities in Lake/Porter/LaPorte Counties, a coordinated outreach process has been established to identify and work with local governments, community organizations, school systems and other institutions in the seven county area.  

2010 Outcome: IU Northwest successfully collaborates and cooperates in the seven counties it serves on issues relating to sustainable regional vitality and cultural discovery and learning.  

2005 Deliverables:

  1. A needs assessment will be conducted in a third county for engagement;
  2. An inventory of IU Northwest’s collaborative/cooperative activities in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties will be completed;
  3. A plan for sustaining outreach in NewtonCounty will be developed;
  4. Program Activity in StarkeCounty will be initiated.

Activities completed to date

Method of Engagement/Feedback

Results (for both activity and engagement process)

Dates

Deliverable 1

Method for needs assessment in JasperCounty approved

Discussion within Outcome 8 team supplemented by input from SPC Chair’s Group

Desila Rosetti prepared contract, which I approved and sent to VC Vasquez for her signature.

4/12/2005

Deliverable 2

Working definition for “Cooperative/Collaborative Activities” (CCA) approved

Phrase defined by Outcome 8 team and vetted through SPC Chair’s Group for approval

Definition e-mailed to campus with request for activity feedback

4/6/2005

Solicitation to campus constituencies regarding activities in Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties

E-mail solicitation to IU Northwest listserv

Responses from nearly 40 campus individuals and departments (including a comprehensive report from Linda Rooda detailing all members of Allied Health, Nursing, and Dental)

4/13/2005-present

Deliverable 3

Discussion of Sustainability Efforts in NewtonCounty

Bob Lovely reported to the Outcome 8 team about his involvement with the Lifelong Learning Network in Newton County

4/28/2005

Deliverable 4

Determination of IU Northwest involvement in Starke County

Discussion within Outcome 8 team and reflective contribution from SPC Chair’s Group

IU Foundation has made a $3,000 donation to Starke County United Way for Parents as Teachers Initiative

3/31/2005

Proposals made to appropriate contact people in Starke County/Initiate Activity in Starke County

TJ Stoops contacted Starke County United Way.   

Lori Montalbano-Phelps is in contact with interested parties about women’s initiatives in StarkeCounty.

TJ has become IU Northwest’s representative on the Starke United “Parents as Teachers” team. The Office of Occupational Development has created a flyer for Starke United which is being distributed throughout StarkeCounty to market the PAT program.  

Lori and TJ are encountering some of the same people in their communications with Starke, so they will work together to further IU Northwest’s presence there.

4/28/2005

Note: In filling out the next chart, any activities identified as well as engagement approaches should only be listed if the chair is at least 95% confident of achieving their success by the dates identified.

Activities remaining to be completed

Proposed Engagement

Expected completion dates

Deliverable 1

Jasper CountyNeeds Assessment

Assessment will be completed by the Office of Management Development

9/30/2005

Write Initial Draft of Report

Submission to SPC Chair’s Group for feedback

10/14/2005

Write Final Needs Assessment Report

Jon Becker will write final report and submit to SPT

10/31/2005

Deliverable 2

Create electronic database for CCA.

Jon Becker will create file.

6/15/2005

Initial collation of all data regarding CCA.

Outcome #8 team will organize initial data collection by County and by type of engagement

8/18/2005

Initial Data Report on collection

E-mail to SPT Chair’s Group

8/22/2005

Follow-up campus solicitation of CCA data

E-mail sent to campus listserv

9/6/2005

Secondary collation of CCA data

Outcome #8 team will organize data by County and by type of engagement

9/22/2005

Secondary Data Report on collection

E-mail to SPT Chair’s Group

9/30/2005

Contact campus individuals who have not responded to CCA requests

Personal e-mails and phone calls from members of Outcome #8 team

9/30/2005

Final collation of CCA data

Outcome #8 team will organize data by County and by type of engagement

10/14/2005

Write Initial Draft of Report

Submission to SPC Chair’s Group for feedback

11/15/2005

Cooperative/Collaborative Activities Report

Jon Becker will write final report

11/30/2005

Deliverable 3

Write Initial Draft of Report

Submission to SPC Chair’s Group for feedback

12/2/2005

NewtonCounty Sustainability Report

Jon Becker will write final report

12/15/2005

Deliverable 4

StarkeCounty Activity Update

E-mail to SPC Chair’s Group

9/6/2005

Write Initial Draft of Report

Submission to SPC Chair’s Group for feedback

12/8/2005

StarkeCounty Activity Report

Jon Becker will write final report

12/31/2005