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STRATEGIC PLAN 2008 - 2013

A Message from the President
Vision / Mission Statements
Core Values
Definition of Terms
Time for Action
University Planning Council
President's Home Page
Strategic Plan Home


GOALS

Overarching Goal: Sustaining a Culture of Excellence

Goal 1: Enhance the Culture of Faculty Excellence

Goal 2: Enhance the Culture of Staff Excellence

Goal 3: Enhance the Academic Learning Environment

Goal 4: Enhance Student Growth and Success

Goal 5: Maintain Fiscal Stability

Goal 6: Strengthen Relationships with ULM Constituencies

Goal 7: Deliver an Effective Operating Environment


COMMITTEES

Steering Committee
Drafting Team
Subcommittee 1
Subcommittee 2
Subcommittee 3
Subcommittee 4
Subcommittee 5
Subcommittee 6


PDF DOCUMENTS / ARCHIVES

2008 Strategic Plan (full version)
2008 Strategic Plan (short version)
2003 Strategic Plan - Level I
2003 Strategic Plan - Level II
2003 Strategic Plan - Level III
Progress Report (2003 - 2004)

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Seek the TruthRoadmap for the Future: Excellence in Action

Strategic Initiatives 2008 - 2013



Goal 2: Enhance the Culture of Staff Excellence

Strategy: Attract, develop, and retain excellent staff through improvements in resources, shared governance, and competitive compensation and benefits.


Objective 2.1:
Elevate unclassified staff salaries to national, position-specific standards such as those provided by the SREB or CUPA-HR peer averages by 2013.

a. Improve programmatic and administrative efficiencies that will allow the reallocation of resources toward staff salaries.

b. Continue to reallocate new institutional resources toward elevating staff salaries.

c. Develop and communicate a master plan for unclassified staff that outlines a method for determining merit and equity salary increases.



Objective 2.2:
Increase the number of unclassified staff in leadership roles in professional organizations 50% by 2013.

a. Recognize/reward/show appreciation for exceptional professional activities.

b. Divisions are directed to review and establish specific criteria within their merit raise process to ensure that professional activities are rewarded.

c. Offices will institute an annual performance evaluation contract to promote continuous quality improvement.



Objective 2.3:
Increase the number of staff participating in professional enhancement activities 20% by 2013.

a. Allocate funds to departments for the professional development of unclassified staff.

b. Develop a master faculty and staff training plan that outlines mandatory and optional training needs.

c. Recognize/reward/show appreciation for exceptional professional activities.

d. Divisions are directed to review and establish specific criteria within their merit raise process to ensure that professional activities are rewarded.

e. Offices will institute an annual performance evaluation contract to promote continuous quality improvement.



Objective 2.4:
Increase participation in shared governance 50% by 2013.

a. Create and implement an internal communication plan for the university.

b. Implement a plan for shared governance that includes a forum for staff representation.

c. Communicate the need for staff to participate in shared governance.