The Implementation Plan is intended to be a living document that evolves over time, but not one that inhibits accomplishments today while we plan for tomorrow. We expect that new ideas from all levels of the organization will help develop and implement additional strategies and initiatives. We also recognize that many of the strategies listed here are incomplete or lack detail. Work will continue on these, and a complete implementation plan will be developed by July 2004.

Goal 1. Provide outstanding academic programs that further strengthen our performance and pre-eminence in the five thematic areas.

Strategies:

    1. Identify up to 3 initiatives within each of the five thematic areas. For each initiative:
      1. Identify the specific outcomes from the initiative and the impact of the initiative on faculty, students, the State of Oregon, relevant interest groups, and stakeholders.
      2. Assess the necessary people, financial resources, and facilities to make the initiative successful.
      3. Prepare an action plan to move the initiative forward over the 2003-05 and 2005-07 biennia, including a funding strategy and identification of a "champion": for the initiative.
      4. Assess initiatives for their applicability in a global context.

      Accountability
      Next step(s)
      Timeline
      Participants & Resources*

      Provost & Executive Vice President
      Designate and charge teams
      By January 2004
       

      Team Leaders (faculty, department heads, Deans, and CIP Directors)
      Identify initiatives, outcomes, action plans
      By January 2005
       

      * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

    2. Develop an institution-wide planning framework for increasing scholarship and high impact research.

      Accountability
      Next step(s)
      Timeline
      Participants & Resources*

      Vice Provost for Research
      Develop plan
      By March 2004
       

      * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

2.a. Ensure that the development of OSU's federal agenda and funding priorities with federal and state agency programs - and for private foundations - all support the achievement of excellence and prominence of the academic theme areas.

Accountability
Next step(s)
Timeline
Participants & Resources*

Vice Provost for Research; Vice President for University Advancement
Formulate plan for setting priorities for federal agenda and funding opportunities
By January 2004
 

* Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.
2.b. Create a Washington, DC presence that helps increase Federal research funding by 50 percent over the next seven to ten years.

Accountability
Next step(s)
Timeline
Participants & Resources*

Vice Provost for Research; Deans
Develop action plan
By July 2004
 

* Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.
2.c. Enhance existing internal OSU competitive awards - including research council awards, equipment awards, and hiring packages from the Research Office - which will include as a criterion the degree to which the request advances one of the thematic areas.

Accountability
Next step(s)
Timeline
Participants & Resources*

Vice Provost for Research
Evaluate current processes for awards
By January 2004
 

* Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.
2.d. Collaborate with the University of Oregon and other OUS institutions, Oregon Health and Science University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and partners in industry and government to develop two signature research centers, with the first in Multiscale Materials and Devices.

Accountability
Next step(s)
Timeline
Participants & Resources*

Vice Provost for Research; Dean of Engineering
Establish statewide signature research center in MMD
By July 2004
 

* Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.
2.e. Develop a research park to promote a culture of innovation and to stimulate the flow of knowledge and technology between Oregon State University and Research and Development institutions and companies.

Accountability
Next step(s)
Timeline
Participants & Resources*

Vice Provost for Research; Cognizant Deans
Create development and business plan
By June 2004
 

* Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.
2.f. Review, revise, and recommend policy for Indirect Cost Recovery funds based on fair recovery of costs and incentives for growth of scholarship, research, and creativity.

Accountability
Next step(s)
Timeline
Participants & Resources*

ICR Task Force Chair; Vice President for Finance & Administration
ICR task force underway
Recommendations due by March 2004
 

* Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  1. Charge the Faculty Senate and Curriculum Council to develop internal processes for curricular programs that align and advance the five thematic areas.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Faculty Senate President
    Develop charge
    Recommendations due by July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  2. Enhance collaboration and coordination among academic units, centers, institutes, and programs. To that end:
    • The Colleges of Science and Liberal Arts will evaluate the merits of collaboration and coordination of programs by June 2005 to provide a strong foundation for instruction and scholarship in other campus programs and increase opportunities for student learning and research, benefits to constituents and stakeholders, and economic efficiencies; with the two existing deans providing shared leadership.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President
    Designate and charge team
    By January 2004
     

    Deans of Liberal Arts and Science
    Implementation
    By June 2005
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

    • The Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry will evaluate the merits of collaboration and coordination of programs by June 2006 to increase opportunities for student learning and research, benefits to constituents and stakeholders, and economic efficiencies; with the two existing deans providing shared leadership.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President
    Designate and charge team
    By January 2004
     

    Deans of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry
    Implementation
    By June 2006
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  3. Over the next year, all colleges and units will revisit existing unit plans, or develop plans where none exist, to align themselves with the University strategic plan.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President
    Charge to deans, vice provosts and vice presidents
    By October 2004
     

    Deans, Vice Provosts, and Vice Presidents
    Implementation
    By July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  4. Establish a transparent and criteria-based process, advised by a blue ribbon task force, leading by June 2004 to a university-wide set of standards addressing the creation, financing, and disestablishment of Centers, Institutes, and Programs, while considering reporting lines for CIPs that promote the thematic areas.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Research
    Establish and charge task force
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  5. Develop a recommended business and programmatic plan for the OSU-Cascades Campus, Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) and for an Oregon State University center in the Portland metropolitan area. In conjunction with OSU Main Campus leadership, the OSU-Cascades Campus and the HMSC shall identify and develop signature instructional, research, and outreach programs that build upon and benefit from their unique location, environment, facilities, and partnerships. The Portland effort shall focus on solutions to the problems of an urban population in which Oregon State University has compelling strengths and serve as a focal point for many University-sponsored, metropolitan-area activities. Through our College of Pharmacy and other offices, we will also participate in the North Macadam development project located in South Portland.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost/CEO for OSU-Cascades
    Plan for OSU-Cascades Campus
    By July 2004
     

    Director, HMSC
    Plan for HMSC
    By July 2004
     

    Vice President for University Advancement; Cognizant Deans
    OSU Center in Portland
    By July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  6. Build and sustain faculty strength in signature thematic areas through redirection of open faculty positions over the next three to five years. For the 2003-05 and 2005-07 biennia, position descriptions for faculty and administrators will be defined collaboratively to promote program development in the thematic areas. Searches contemplated in the two sets of existing colleges that are evaluating the merits of collaboration and coordination of programs will require that both deans reach agreement (along with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) before a search is authorized. For all other academic units, the cognizant Dean and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will provide final search authorization. For non-academic units, final approval will come from the cognizant Vice President or Vice Provost. Position requests shall establish how a position furthers goals for the relevant theme and describe how the position will relate to and coordinate with appropriate groups in other administrative units.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    Communicate process to campus community
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  7. Focus outreach programs from the five thematic areas on the state's most critical economic and environmental issues, as well as on issues affecting human well-being, while creating new programs that target the critical needs of Oregon's increasingly diverse population.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Dean of Extended Campus; Statewide Deans
    Create proposed plan
    By July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  8. Plan for the improvement of OSU's physical infrastructure in support of this goal, as well as the academic infrastructure of the University Library and the University's information technology and services.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Director of Facilities Services
    Physical infrastructure plan
    By July 2004
     

    Vice Provost for Information Services
    IT plan
    By March 2004
     

    University Librarian
    Library plan
    By March 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  9. Focus on scholarship creating international partnerships that address critical issues of environment, health, and socioeconomic well-being in the context of a global society. Develop action plan

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

     
    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    By July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

Goal 2. Improve the teaching and learning environment and achieve student persistence and success through graduation and beyond that matches the best land grant universities in the country.

 
Strategies:

  1. Establish the Academic Success Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning within the colleges of Science and of Liberal Arts by June 2004. The Academic Success Center will be charged with developing strategies to provide a small group learning experience in the first year for every OSU student. The center for Teaching and Learning will provide services for faculty and teaching assistants.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    Establish Director positions; conduct searches
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  2. Develop an enrollment management plan that incorporates all relevant factors to produce the outcomes we seek within our unique context.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    Develop plan
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  3. Implement an admission and retention policy that achieves a diverse spectrum of experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and cultures of domestic and international students of high academic achievement and promise.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    Pilot new policy
    Fall 2003
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  4. Increase financial aid from private sources, and withdraw from the Western Undergraduate Exchange program, redirecting saved dollars to student financial aid.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    OSU Foundation
    Plan for increased private revenue
    By January 2004
     

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    Withdraw from WUE
    Implemented
     

    Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    Redirect WUE dollars
     
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  5. Develop an educational assessment framework and ensure that every program has documented educational objectives and mechanism for evaluating the achievement of those objectives.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    Implement assessment practices in selected programs
    Implementation in process; first phase by March 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  6. Increase access to Baccalaureate core courses by offering the 20-30 most-enrolled courses on-line as well as in the classroom within the next two years.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Dean of Extended Campus
    Begin creation of on-line courses
    Implement 5 courses by March 2004; finalize all courses by Fall 2005
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  7. Increase University Honors College enrollment by 5 percent per year over the 2003-05 and 2005-07 biennia, while maintaining or increasing academic quality.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Dean of the University Honors College
     
    Implementation started for Fall 2003
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  8. Increase student participation in international experiences by 50 percent over the next ten years. s

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Program
    Develop action plan
    By June 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  9. Configure academic and support units and programs to optimize the level of achievement of this goal. To this end:
    • Organize student services around a student access and success-through-graduation agenda, integrating enrollment management, financial services, health and counseling services, career services, and housing and dining.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    Move Enrollment Management to Student Affairs
    Implemented July 2003
     

    Vice Provost for Student Affairs
    Plan for access/success agenda
    By January 2004
     

    Vice President for Finance & Administration
    Co-locate student accounts and financial aid operations.
    By March 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

    • Align faculty services and academic programs that reach across the University. These functions include academic program administration, academic personnel policies and management, and services provided to academic units through the University Libraries, Extended Campus, Extension, Graduate School, University Honors College, International Programs, the ROTC programs, and Institutional Research. Several units that reach across the University, including the Graduate School, Extended Campus, and Extension, will report to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs and will develop strategic plans aligned with the University plan. The University Library will report to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs, with a charge to improve the quality and value of library services.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & International Programs
    University Libraries and International Programs
    Implemented July 2003
     

     
    Develop and implement plan for other units
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

    • Align diversity and multicultural education efforts to provide comprehensive diversity support to students, faculty, and staff.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President
    Develop action plan
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

Goal 3. Substantially increase revenues from private fundraising, partnerships, research grants, and technology transfers while strengthening our ability to more effectively invest and allocate resources.

Strategies:

  1. Attract new resources, and redirect and align existing resources, to achieve plan goals.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising campaign and university-wide Capital Campaign that support the thematic areas and facilitate progress in achieving University goals.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President
    Plan for leadership of university advancement functions
    By October 2003
     

    Vice President for University Advancement
    Name permanent leadership for Alumni Assn
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

    • Allocate annual resources from the Education and General Budget to enable progress towards goals, starting with $3 million in 2003-2004. Use resources intended for strategic investment, along with new revenue, to insure progress toward achievement of the institutional strategic goals.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Provost & Executive Vice President
    Process for allocation
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

    • Create institutional policies that enable units, when possible and desirable, to develop revenue-generating perimeter programs.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice President for Finance & Administration
    Create and communicate policies
    By July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  2. Reduce academic and non-academic administrative budgets per student FTE by 20 percent by June 2008 and reinvest the savings in plan initiatives. Over the past two years, administrative costs have been reduced by 9 percent. The Provost, as a representative of the central administration, and deans will work together to achieve the remaining 11 percent reduction, providing annual progress reports. Administrative savings in academic units can be redirected to academic programs within those units. Among the mechanisms to be considered are consolidations and the creation of business centers that facilitate synergies and economies of scale.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice President for Finance & Administration
    Develop plan to achieve desired reduction
    By July 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  3. Increase the delivery and processing of information in electronic format.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice Provost for Information Services
    Develop action plan
    By March 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  4. Develop a space allocation model based on the principle that space belongs to the University and shall be allocated based on the needs of this strategic plan and reflecting the diversity of our programs.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Director of Facilities Services
    Develop allocation model
    By January 2004
     

    * Participants across the university community and necessary resources are yet to be finalized.

  5. Evaluate and improve processes for human resource management and business services.

    Accountability
    Next step(s)
    Timeline
    Participants & Resources*

    Vice President for Finance & Administration
    Develop action plan
    By January 2004