Critical Resources Plan

Strategic Plan Support Areas Resource Strategies
People
(NWCCU Standards 2.A, 2.B, 2.C, 2.D)
  • Policies and practices to strategically increase personnel with growth in enrollment and research (e.g., tenure and non-tenure track appointments, complementary hires, faculty retention [e.g., compensation, career development for minority faculty, recognition programs], progress through rank)
  • Comprehensive targeted and general programs for professional development (e.g., grant proposal development and processes, employee mentoring, respectful climate)
  • Streamline processes and ongoing training of faculty, staff, and students engaged in grant management, research compliance, and ethical conduct of research
  • Expand opportunities for language and culture learning
  • Implement on-going assessment of climate
  • Manage class size for appropriate pedagogy and balance across faculty roles and responsibilities
  • Student success and retention (e.g., success for minority students, time to degree)
Facilities
(NWCCU Standard 2.G)
  • Build and remodel targeted space (Moscow Science Building; Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Moscow)
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Dedicate space to interdisciplinary programs for student gathering, collaborative research, faculty dialogue
  • Increase cooperative lab spaces that can be used across project/program boundaries
  • Faculty Club
  • Scheduling space to meet all goal areas (e.g., classrooms, labs, meetings
Fiscal Resources
(NWCCU Standards 2.A, 2.F)
  • Align resources with strategic initiatives and plan
  • Develop a financial model consistent with growth to 16,000 students and $150M in research awards by 2020
  • Build strategic educational, research, and technology transfer activities regionally, nationally, and abroad
  • All funds budgeting approach (e.g., general education, cash funded activities [e.g., grants and contracts], gifts and donations, corporate grants)
  • Financial model to support library acquisitions reflecting growth in enrollment and research
Infrastructure and Support Processes
(NWCCU Standards 2.E, 2.G)
  • Clear university and college criteria regarding all forms of scholarship
  • Use explicit and transparent decision processes
  • Provide infrastructure for statewide delivery (e.g., centers, extension)
  • Streamline business practices to improve efficiency and accuracy in support of people, facilities, and fiscal resource strategies (e.g., travel, grant administration, human resources)
  • Administrative structures, support, and space to support interdisciplinary work
Internal and External Relations and Communications
(NWCCU Standards 2.A, 2.C, 2.F)
  • Policies, practices, and programs to network in state and federal contexts
  • Internal and external communication systems, consistent with brand implementation, to inform audiences about current University initiatives (e.g., recognitions and awards, curricular and co-curricular interests, scholarly and creative initiatives, outreach partnerships)
  • Develop alumni association activities consistent with university connections regionally, nationally, and internationally
Assumptions:
  • All units will have current strategic plans
  • Metrics will be posted for each core theme/goal area. Data sources will be identified and institutionally managed for the core themes/goals, broadly defined, and units will manage data sources when additional definition is included in the unit strategic plan