Strategic Planning 2010
University Strategic Planning
During the fall semester 2009, Interim Provost Karan Watson provided initial strategic planning to the colleges, units, divisions, and branch campuses of Texas A&M University, directing each university entity to work with appropriate faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders to assess its mission, goals, and strategies to ensure alignment with the direction expressed by the campus community in Vision 2020 and through the Academic Master Plan process, the work of various task forces, and other planning .
Vision 2020 remains the foundational document that guides decisions and direction for Texas A&M University. Its imperatives will continue to provide focus during the next five years.
Academic Master Plan
The Academic Master Plan process was intended to engage faculty, staff, and students in a dialogue and internal assessment that would identify areas of opportunity to achieve distinction while ensuring that Texas A&M’s academic enterprise is in alignment with Vision 2020.
The Academic Master Plan is the culmination of the work of the Academic Master Plan steering committee and three Roadmap committees along with literally hundreds of people from the campus community who participated in retreats, forums, surveys, meetings, dialogues, and discussions over the last year. The Roadmap committees submitted their final reports in late July 2009. An initial draft of the Academic Master Plan began to take shape in late August. With recognition that any planning document should be a living document that evolves continuously, we engaged campus leaders in semester-long discussions about how support for the plan should be integrated into planning efforts of colleges and offices of responsibility.
In addition, the campus leadership formed five task forces to assist in refining the strategies identified in the initial draft of the Academic Master Plan. They are: , Enrollment Management, Faculty Performance Evaluation, Graduate Student Experience and Athletic Program.
Strategic Plan Model
Recognizing the unique missions and areas of responsibility for each unit, the instructions for strategic planning, purposefully does not require the same plan format for each unit. Units are encouraged to choose a model, format, and process that best suits its needs and enables the fulfillment of unit plans over the next five years.
Strategic Plans 2011-2015
The college and unit plans have been compiled by the Office of the Provost and Office of the President to form the basis for a representative University Strategic Plan that will be submitted to the Texas A&M System as well as accrediting agencies and other governing bodies as required.
Action 2015: "Education First" - Texas A&M University Strategic Plan FY11-15
Colleges and Schools
Units Reporting to the Provost
Statewide Strategic Plan - Closing the Gaps
Texas launched its ambitious strategic plan for higher education,, in the year 2000 to create a statewide vision for closing the higher education gaps within Texas and between Texas and other leading states. The plan focuses on bringing Texas to national parity in four critical areas of higher education: participation, success, excellence, and research. This statewide strategic plan is one of the first of its kind, and has been widely embraced by education, business, political, and community stakeholders across Texas.