|Phil Bennett - Co-chair||Ken Weaver - Co-chair||Jonathan Krueger - Student|
|Terry Lambert - Community||Peggy Lane||Greg Larson|
|Jeanine McKenna - Community||Anna Meyerhoff - Student||Jeremy Mitchell-Koch|
|Cecilia Salvatore||Jim Stephens|
ROLE AND PURPOSE
Each institution must know how it fits into general societal conditions, the overall higher education landscape, the current and anticipated academic marketplace and the opportunities and challenges it presents, including various forms of competition.
This work group will:
- Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis for the University. Collate those administered during FY 2007 into one document.
- Based on this SWOT analysis, identify external and internal “driving forces” (e.g., demographic, economic, political, social, technological, educational, marketplace, competition, geographic) within and beyond Kansas that have the most significance for the future of ESU. Discuss the significance of these forces with regard to: (a) the University’s strategic future and (b) enhancing the University’s institutional distinctiveness and comparative advantages.
- From this analysis, recommend the planning assumptions (e.g., state public policies, public expectations, demographics, market forces, enrollment, financial expectations) that will inform and guide the strategic planning process.
The work group should collect data from a variety of sources including available documents and should invite expert witnesses to present relevant information.
The work group should sponsor open forums and/or focus groups as a means of collecting additional data and advice regarding their charge.
The work group should maintain appropriate records of its proceedings and communicate widely to the University’s various constituencies.
- Progress Report due September 28, 2007
- Preliminary Report due October 12, 2007
- Revised Report due October 29, 2007