Purpose and Charge

  • Result in a major statement of our academic mission and programs
  • Take into account the fast-shifting landscape of higher education
  • Be future thinking/ future scenario planning

The Plan for Academic Excellence will be:

  • A future-oriented document
  • A conceptual framework that will guide future cross-university academic collaborations
  • An inclusive narrative
  • An academic plan that focuses on strategic initiatives for the future

The Plan for Academic Excellence will not be:

  • A substitute for unit-level strategic plans
  • A plan for the non-academic activities
  • A document that summarizes the current, routine academic operations