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Strategic Planning

Strategic Plan Implementation

The Baruch College community worked together during academic year 2017-18 to shape and define its vision, mission, and goals for the next five years. The next step is collective action for implementing the Baruch College Strategic Plan: 2018-23. Phase one of the implementation plan outlines activities that are aligned with the strategic goals. The next phase will include assessment metrics and other related data. The implementation plan is viewed as a living document that will be updated over the course of the life of the strategic plan.

The Implementation Working Group for the strategic plan is composed of a representative cross-section of faculty and administrators, who are acting as ambassadors to their peers and who are providing functional knowledge regarding effective methods of resource allocation and measurement of goal attainment. The Implementation Working Group is supported in its efforts by the consultants from Keeling & Associates, LLC, who assisted with the development of the strategic plan itself.

This important work on implementation planning is being undertaken in consultation with the deans, division heads and academic department chairs. Using the College's new strategic plan as the central road map for the activity and plans of the institution, the schools and divisions are updating action plans that will guide their contribution to the ongoing work of implementing and measuring the progress towards the specified goals. These action plans are integrated into the strategic, operational, and assessment planning of each school or division.

The Implementation Working Group will facilitate this community effort by engaging in the following activities:

  • Prioritize the timeframe for implementation of the individual elements of the strategic plan over the course of the next five years.
  • Identify appropriate and measurable activities and tactics, as well as a timeframe, to support strategic goal attainment.
  • Identify departments and individuals who will take lead responsibility for implementation
  • Identify the financial, physical, technological, human, and other resources needed to implement and assess the success of the strategic plan.
  • Identity indicators and recommend metrics to assess the progress and the success of plan implementation.
  • Ensure that the implementation plan provides clear guidelines on linking assessment, planning, and resource allocation so as to maintain ongoing compliance with Middle States Commission on Higher Education and all other applicable specialized accreditation standards relevant to strategic planning.

Member Names

Co-chairs: Mary Gorman, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Academic Initiatives

Kenya Lee, Chief of Staff

Committee Members:

  • Nancy Aries, Professor of Public Affairs
  • Katharine Cobb, Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Arthur Downing, Vice President for Information Services and Dean of the Library
  • Anna D'Souza, Professor of Public Affairs
  • Rachel Fester, Assistant Provost for Assessment, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Samuel Johnson, Chair of Faculty Senate & Professor of Psychology
  • Art King, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Mary McGlynn, Professor of English
  • Patricia Price, Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Development
  • Dennis Slavin, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning
  • Thomas Teufel, Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy
  • Donald Vredenburgh, Professor, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management

The strategic planning process is being chaired by the president and the provost serves as vice chair. The Strategic Plan Steering Committee (SPSC) includes the members of the president’s cabinet; six members of the faculty who were nominated by the deans of the three schools and by the chair of the Faculty Senate; the presidents of the undergraduate and graduate student governments; and a trustee of the Baruch College Fund. Keeling & Associates, as outside consultants, will facilitate the process.