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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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Strategic Initiatives 2008 - 2013



Goal 5: Maintain Fiscal Stability

Strategy: Maintain a fiscally cautious budgeting approach by effectively monitoring revenue and expense sources and favoring conservative estimates as a basis for future financial projections.


Objective 5.1:
Achieve an enrollment of at least 9,000 students at ULM by 2013.

a. Implement a continuous quality improvement plan for retention efforts for all students.

b. Increase all new-student populations.

c. Develop a comprehensive university prior-learning assessment policy.

d. Integrate marketing for high-demand and targeted-growth programs with the university marketing plan.

e. Establish college recruitment plans aligned with those of University Recruitment and Admissions

f. Create, fund, and implement a University-wide marketing plan.

g. Establish and market 2 + 2 agreements with community colleges.

h. Expand dual enrollment and courses taught in area high schools.



Objective 5.2:
Maintain balanced budgets on an annual basis through 2013.

a. Allow colleges and departments greater autonomy of the disbursements of their annual allocations.

b. Provide mandatory budget training for budget heads.

c. Develop a budgeting process that begins in each university department.

d. Integrate strategic planning, budgeting, and assessment of the strategic plan.



Objective 5.3:
Increase federal and state grant funding 20% by 2013.

a. Develop the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.

b. Provide professional grant writing support for faculty and staff planning to submit proposals.

c. Work with legislators to identify federal and state funding opportunities for University projects.



Objective 5.4:
Increase the level of total monetary giving to the University 25% by 2013.

a. Develop a master plan for coordinating giving opportunities.

1. Develop engagement opportunities and programs with alumni.
2. Engage students, faculty, and staff in a phone-a-thon.
3. Develop a new strategy for increasing contact with alumni, such as using e-mail engagement.
4. Broaden engagement for giving and donations.
5. Assess engagement for each college.
6. Offer engagement opportunities beyond giving.

b. Develop appropriate infrastructure for fund-raising in each college.

c. Create a full-time position for a professional development director in each college.

d. Develop major contributing campaigns.

e. Establish an active annual fund drive in each College.

f. Provide training for University development and relevant College staff.



Objective 5.5:
Increase the level of monetary donations to each of the academic colleges 50% by 2013.

a. Develop a master plan for coordinating giving opportunities.

1. Develop engagement opportunities and programs with alumni.
2. Engage students, faculty, and staff in a phone-a-thon.
3. Develop a new strategy for increasing contact with alumni, such as using e-mail engagement.
4. Broaden engagement for giving and donations.
5. Assess engagement for each college.
6. Offer engagement opportunities beyond giving.

b. Develop appropriate infrastructure for fund-raising in each college.

c. Create a full-time position for a professional Development Director in each college.

d. Develop major contributing campaigns.

e. Establish an active annual fund drive in each college

f. Provide training for university development and relevant college staff.