Transformation, Excellence and Impact.

SP4.0 identifies 20 actions with 4-6 prospective tactics per action, and one leader is assigned to each action to be implemented. The implementation and assessment of progress on SP4.0 goals, actions, and tactics are led by Susan Capalbo, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

One Action Leader is assigned to each action with the role to:

  • Identify and convene Tactic Leaders
  • Work with tactic leaders and others to refine/revise tactics and plans for implementation
  • Assemble annual updates of progress on assigned action and associated tactics

To date, 30 tactics are in various stages of implementation, with most work underway on the following 10 actions:

  • Provide distinctive curricula and support innovative pedagogy to advance our mission and vision
  • Diversify our research portfolio and strategically build our graduate programs
  • Integrate inclusive excellence principles and practices into all aspects of the university
  • Implement an integrated approach to recruiting and enrolling learners at all levels
  • Substantially improve our physical and administrative research infrastructure
  • Support interdisciplinary education, research and engagement on healthy ocean and coasts through the Marine Studies Initiative
  • Strengthen our support system for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Increase our retention and graduation of students
  • Retool our approach to university-industry and alumni, parent and friend engagement
  • Implement a comprehensive talent management system

Action 1: Continue building and supporting a diverse, world-class faculty.
Leader: Susan Capalbo

Action 2: Provide distinctive curricula and support innovative pedagogy suited to our mission and vision.
Leader: Alix Gitelman

Action 3: Diversify our research portfolio and strategically build our graduate programs.
Leader: Phil Mote

Action 4: Retool the OSU experience for the 21st-century learner.
Leader: Dan Larson

Action 5: Implement an integrated approach to recruiting and enrolling learners at all levels.
Leader: Jon Boeckenstedt

Action 6: Substantially improve our physical and administrative research infrastructure.
Leader: Irem Tumer

Action 7: Increase experiential learning opportunities and ensure access.
Leader: Alix Gitelman

Action 8: Expand pathways to an OSU credential.
Leader: Lisa Templeton

Action 9: Make strategic investments in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and engagement.
Leader: Sherm Bloomer

Action 10: Integrate inclusive excellence principles and practices into all aspects of the university.
Leader: Charlene Alexander

Action 11: Increase our retention and graduation of students.
Leader: Alix Gitelman

Action 12: Further internationalize OSU.
Leader: Kendra Sharp

Action 13: Support interdisciplinary education, research, and engagement on healthy ocean and coasts through the Marine Studies Initiative.
Leader: Jack Barth

Action 14: Reduce our carbon footprint.
Leader: Mike Green

Action 15: Strengthen our support system for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Leader: Susan Capalbo

Action 16: Retool our approach to university-industry and alumni, parent, and friend engagement.
Leader: Toni Doolen

Action 17: Clarify the vision, communications, and governance guiding our physical and digital footprint.
Leader: Steve Clark

Action 18: Strengthen alignment within the university among our branding, marketing, communications, and public affairs efforts.
Leader: Steve Clark

Action 19: Implement a comprehensive talent management system.
Leader: Cathy Hasenpflug

Action 20: Integrate and simplify technology systems, data practices, and policies to increase our organizational agility.
Leader: Andrea Ballinger