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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
Thank you to those who participated in the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Survey issued this past fall. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee and subcommittees carefully reviewed your responses and, from your feedback, worked diligently to formulate draft objectives for each strategic goal.
We now invite your ideas on strategies to achieve each objective (i.e. tactics/how to accomplish the task). Follow this link to the strategic planning website, where you will find the feedback form: http://goo.gl/forms/E91izYXdLt. The form will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 11. (Please allow yourself ample time for input and thoughtful responses.)
There will be two all-campus forums, a discussion at an SGA meeting (Tuesday, March 1, at 8:15 p.m. in Goodpaster Hall, room 195), and a discussion at a Physical Plant meeting (Friday, March 4, at 8 a.m. in the ARC) to further engage you in this phase. We invite you to attend one of the two identical forums to be held in Cole Cinema on the following dates:
-Wednesday, March 2, at 1 p.m.
-Thursday, March 3, at 10 a.m.
If you are not able to attend, the information provided will be available on the strategic planning website.
As the planning process progresses, announcements and updates will be sent via email and posted to the strategic planning website.
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will host two open forums to update you on the strategic planning process and engage you in next steps. The forums will be in held Cole Cinema on the following dates:
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m.
We invite you to attend one of the two identical forums. If you are not able to attend, the information provided will be available on the strategic planning website.
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved the mission, vision, values, and themes statements in which your feedback had been incorporated. The statements were approved during the board’s quarterly meeting on Oct. 3.
As discussed during recent weeks, subcommittees will spearhead the development of strategic goals and initiatives designed to advance each of the five strategic themes. After careful consideration, the following faculty, students, and staff have been selected to serve on subcommittees as listed (names marked with an asterisk are also members of the steering committee):
Attract intellectually ambitious students who thrive in and respect a diverse, collaborative learning community.
- Chair: Derek Young, staff*
- David Kung, faculty
- Beth Charlebois, faculty
- Sarah Crumling, student*
- Jeb (John) Barber, staff
- Kate Cumberpatch, student
Engage students in a rigorous, experiential, flexible, innovative academic environment that capitalizes on our unique geographical location.
- Chair: Libby Williams, faculty*
- Todd Eberly, faculty
- Andy Koch, faculty
- Dana Burke, staff
- F.J. Talley, faculty
- Yonah Zeitz, student
- Youanidou Thiaw, student
- Larry Vote, faculty*
- Ruth Feingold, faculty
Attract and retain staff and faculty who achieve excellence across the liberal arts in the teaching, scholarship, and practice of their disciplines.
- Chair: Laraine Glidden, acting provost/dean of faculty*
- Wes Jordan, faculty
- James Gott, staff
- Catherine Pratson, staff
- Eric Schroeder, student
- Christine Wooley, faculty
- Leslie Tucker, staff
Create and maintain state of the art, modern facilities, systems, and infrastructure.
- Chair: Kevin Emerson, faculty*
- Chris Burch, staff
- Carolyn Curry, staff
- Davielle Price, staff
- Angela Johnson, faculty*
- Arminta Plater, staff*
- Cheryl Colson, staff
- Brad Newkirk, staff
- Richard Farrell, student
Graduate prepared, responsible, and thoughtful global citizens and leaders.
- Chair: Iris Ford, faculty*
- Liza Gijanto, faculty
- Kathleen Tallent, faculty
- Beth Byrd, staff
- Clinton Neill, staff
- Helena Klassen, student
- Juliette Hewitt, staff*
We want to thank everyone who volunteered. As the planning process progresses, announcements and updates will be sent via email and posted to the strategic planning website.
During the fall 2015 State of the College Address on September 4th, President Jordan officially announced the start of the strategic planning process that will produce a strategic plan laying out the college’s vision and goals for the next three years. Your feedback was welcomed on what will be the foundation of the strategic plan: our mission, vision, themes, and core values statements.
Thank you to those who took the time to provide feedback on the draft statements and participate in the open forums. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) has carefully reviewed your comments and has worked diligently to incorporate your feedback into the working document.
The revised mission, vision, themes, and core values statements can be found on the Strategic Planning website (www.smcm.edu/strategicplan/mission-vision-values-themes/), where you will also find a section to submit any significant concerns pertaining to the revised statements to the SPSC. You have 24 hours (until 9 a.m. on September 17th) to submit your comments. A final draft will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval at its quarterly meeting on October 2nd.
Please note that some of the feedback received may not be reflected in the mission, vision, themes, and core values statements, but could potentially be addressed in the strategic goals that will be developed in the months to come.
Thank you to the students, faculty, and staff who have volunteered to serve on strategic planning subcommittees. The SPSC will consider volunteers and deliberate to determine subcommittee members during its meeting Tuesday, September 22nd.
Announcements and updates will be sent via email and posted to the Strategic Planning website.