6 November 2006

To the OSU Community:

In September 2004, I set in place a process that began by defining Strategic Plan implementation goals for the university and for each academic and support unit, as well as periodic reporting of progress and issues throughout the academic year. The process culminated in reports from academic and support units that summarized initiatives undertaken during the year and their outcomes, performance on key metrics, and programmatic achievements and accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students. I also committed at the time to present to the campus community an annual summary of our activities from the previous year, an assessment of what worked, where we fell short, and plans and challenges for the new academic year. I shared the first of these annual reports with you last fall. My report for the 2005-2006 academic year and an updated University Strategic Plan implementation report are attached, and can be found at http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost.

As you will see in my report and the companion reports from academic and support units, we can be proud of what we accomplished. While our efforts have been guided by our Strategic Plan, our success in providing outstanding education to our students, in research growth, in producing high-quality scholarship and outreach programs, and in creating a diverse learning community, is a result of the passion of our faculty for excellence and human development, and the dedication of our staff to provide a strong supportive environment. The outcomes also speak highly of the leadership provided at the unit and college levels. In spite of a constrained resource environment, quality is reflected in all dimensions of the University’s mission.

Thank you for your leadership, service, and all of your hard work.

Sabah Randhawa
Provost and Executive Vice President