As we move forward with strategic planning, I want to update all of you on our ongoing efforts at SOU to shape our university for many years to come: the strategic plan.
With a year of planning behind us, you’ll now be able to find, on this website, sections that describe: the plan itself; the history of the planning effort; some of the research that went into the plan’s development; and some of the names of the hard-working people helping to craft it. We invite you to check this website often as we will periodically update it with new information.
As we complete winter quarter of 2018, we are entering a transitional phase. After having identified the plan’s foundational pieces, we are moving into its implementation as we prioritize the goals; work out exactly how they will be accomplished; and assign oversight and completion responsibilities to different campus personnel and committees.
We can say now that we believe the plan is focused, achievable, and forward-thinking. It will help clarify how our students can best be served and the roles our institution can best play in our region and beyond.
With this plan, SOU is becoming the University For The Future. We hope the work will inspire each of you to strive for greatness – individually and collectively – over the next five, 10, and even 20 years. Thank you for your interest and participation.
Dr. Linda Schott
The SOU Plan
This section communicates our university’s strategic directions and goals in their most current iteration. Please check back here for updates as we move into Stage 4 of our Strategic Planning process in Fall 2017.
In January of 2017, President Schott invited interested staff and faculty to participate in one of seven Professional Learning Community (PLC) groups. SOU also sought feedback from our internal and external communities.
We sought to understand our current reality and think about what a sustainable, productive future looks like for SOU. By building on what we learned, we’ve articulated our vision, clarified our mission and developed our future strategic directions.