Departmental Strategic Goals

Through a SWOC analysis process, departments identified issues which became the foundation for the departmental three-year goals.

When converting critical issues to goals, departments considered the following:

  • Not all of the issues were able to be addressed simultaneously.
  • Priority ranking among the issues needed to be established.
  • In setting the priorities, the following were key considerations taken into account:
    • Centrality to department’s mission and vision
    • Extent to which impacts/demonstrates fundamental (core) values
    • Pervasiveness in terms of impact on range of divisional goals
    • Urgency in terms of both time and impact
    • Cost of addressing
    • Public visibility value (students, faculty, staff, administration, etc.)
    • Extent to which additional information is required
    • Extent to which other departments are addressing the issue