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Dear Campus Community:
As you know, the Board of Trustees approved A Time for Rebirth, the College’s three-year strategic plan, in May 2016. The Strategic Plan Implementation Team (a.k.a. SPIT Fire) worked over the summer to review the plan, metrics and tactics. Additionally, these committed individuals met with internal stakeholders to both 1) assess the viability and practicability of the proposed metrics and tactics and 2) identify the individuals and/or campus units that will be primarily responsible for overseeing the implementation of specific tasks (Primaries). We are now ready to implement Year 1 of Rebirth. Within the next two weeks, members of SPIT Fire will be setting meetings with Primaries.
This will be a collaborative, campus-wide process. If you are not contacted directly by SPIT Fire, don’t fret. I am certain your services and expertise will be called upon by at least one Primary.
Who are the Primaries? They are listed on the Strategic Plan webpage Download the SPIT Fire Assignment of Responsibility (PDF)
Who are the SPIT Fire members who might be reaching out to you?
Goal 1: Recruit, attract, and retain students – Derek Young and Carolyn Curry
Goal 2: Implement and sustain honors-quality programming – Todd Eberly and Ross Conover
Goal 3: Recruit, attract, and retain faculty and staff – Veronica Douglas and Mary Grube
Goal 4: Develop responsible global citizens and leaders – Joanna Bartow and Kate Cumberpatch
Goal 5: Provide the infrastructure to support the academic enterprise – Kevin Emerson and Brad Newkirk
What can you do to prepare for the implementation? Read (review) the strategic plan. Answer the email or vmail from the SPIT Fire members when they reach out to you. Be responsive and receptive to their requests. Coordinate with others. Work to maintain a collegial and collaborative environment working to complete the tasks in a timely manner.
Thank you for all that you do to support the College. I look forward to seeing you on campus and to a positive and productive year.
Dear Campus Community:
It’s my pleasure to share with you St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s three-year strategic plan. Before I discuss the elements of this plan, I would first like to acknowledge the work of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) and subcommittees who worked diligently to engage you, the campus community, in the process of crafting this document.
I would also like to acknowledge and thank all of you who engaged and participated in this process. Your input was invaluable. I am confident you will see your voices weaved throughout the document. The committees—and our entire community—rose to the challenge the Board of Trustees put before us in the summer of 2015. I’m pleased to report that we have met that challenge in nine months.
In addition to your input, we sought the help of members outside of our campus community whose expertise were relevant to critical areas of the strategic plan.
The spirit of our mission, vision, and core values is enduring. They have been refined to embrace the opportunities and challenges of today. The goals, objectives, and tactics were informed by your participation in this process. You assisted us in identifying some of the challenges we face, as well as ways to leverage our strengths and take advantage of untapped opportunities.
While this plan is very ambitious, we recognize that there is more work to be done in the years to come. Thus, our aspirations do not stop with this document. We feel confident, however, that the goals outlined in this strategic plan are attainable within three years.
The strategic plan will be delivered to the Board this week in advance of the quarterly meeting on May 13. In the weeks to follow, the SPSC will identify an implementation process. We look forward to sharing more on this as it develops.
I present to you St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.
Tuajuanda C. Jordan