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January - February 2012
Discussion within the Administrative Cabinet will identify key benchmarks and metrics for measuring our progress and measuring ourselves against (i) our peers at the college level; (2) comparing units within the college. Identify college goals.
The associate deans for academic programs, research and Cooperative Extension will identify key metrics for measuring progress towards goals set by ourselves, the university and our stakeholders for each of their specific areas and will build strategic plans.
Faculty Consultative Group on CALS Effectiveness, Efficiency and Innovation begins. (This group has been reconstituted and is now known as the Faculty Council).
Please visit the links below to review some important documents developed during Phase III of the CALS21 strategic planning process:
Strategic plans developed by academic and administrative units throughout CALS. This directory also includes links to reports prepared by the CALS Faculty Council, the Appointed Professionals Council, and the Staff Council.
CALS Executive Council Guiding Principles for Budget Reductions and Future Investments
CALS 21: Active Strategic Thinking/Planning (Timeline)
Dean's Research Advisory Committee (DRAC) Spring 2012 Summary and Recommendations
Units and subunits review where they believe that they need to be going in the light of their own administrative units and others in CALS and on campus.
March - April 2012
College-wide refinement of objective benchmarks will take place within the units, facilitated by unit heads. Units will identify positive or essential activities or structures that must be maintained or enhanced, as well as activities that should be discontinued or modified.
The Executive Council, unit heads, and a group of mid-career faculty nominated by their unit heads will take part in facilitated visioning sessions.
April - May 2012
Units across the college will draft new strategic plans.
The Appointed Professionals Council and Staff Council will prepare reports for the dean on CALS effectiveness, efficiency and innovation. Final reports will be provided to the dean by May 15.
May 2012 - present
A new strategic plan for the college will be prepared by the Executive Council and Administrative Cabinet.
CALS21 plan will be enacted.
Unit strategic plans will be realigned to fit with CALS21.
MEMBERSHIP: Executive Council plus: head of academic unit heads (position rotates annually among unit heads); senior director of CALS Development, Alumni and Advocacy; director of CALS International Programs; director of CALS Communications and Cyber Technologies (CCT); others as appropriate.
AIM: Improve communication and coordination.
MEETING SCHEDULE: Mondays, 9-10am with aspiration of two meetings per month during academic year.
Dean's Research Advisory Committee
CHAIRS: Kirsten Limesand (Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences) and Rod Wing (Professor, Plant Sciences). MEMBERSHIP: Associate Dean for Research, ex-officio; others to be appointed by the original four members to represent the diverse range of work done in CALS.
AIM: Identify how CALS will DOUBLE RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP BY 2020 IN REAL TERMS (see The Arizona Higher Education Enterprise: Strategic Realignment 2010 Forward).
MEETING SCHEDULE: To be determined by DRAC but likely frequent in first few months.
CHAIRS: Joel Cuello (Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering). MEMBERSHIP: Members of the University of Arizona Faculty Council; the promotion and tenure/continuing status committee chairs of departments not represented by UA Faculty Council members; plus representatives for the Experiment Station units and Arizona Cooperative Extension.
AIM: To identify how we can change our operations to be even better in state-funded academic and non-academic functions by seeking out, evaluating and providing creative ideas focused on: Effectiveness – enhancements to better meet our three-fold mission of teaching, research and extension; Efficiency – enhancements to better organize, manage and utilize our resources and to cost less than our current systems; and Innovation – truly new ways to do things compared to our past (invention + exploitation).
MEETING SCHEDULE: As needed.
- PowerPoint for "All Hands" Meeting, January 9, 2012
- Recording of Elluminate Webcast for "All Hands" Meeting, January 9, 2012
- Presentation at CALS Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting, April 10, 2012
- "Dear Colleagues" Letter, May 4, 2012