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Strategic Plan

The Shaw University 2020+ Strategic Plan is essential to the short- and long-term growth, evolution, and sustainability of the University. Shaw 2020+ establishes a vision for the next five years with a set of transformative objectives, initiatives, and measurable goals to inform decisions on institutional priorities, investments, programs, and initiatives. The 2020+ Strategic Plan highlights the strategic direction Shaw University will take during the next planning and assessment cycle. This plan includes opportunities to leverage our current outstanding assets to ensure the greatest impact in education, research, and innovation and to make recommendations and execute action based on these findings.

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Strategic Planning Model

Institutional Level

The development of an institutional strategic plan entails institution-wide involvement for success.  The institutional plan is developed for a 5-year cycle and is assessed yearly to measure success, institute changes for improvement, and make adjustments to the institutional plan based on the results of assessments.  Each year institutional priorities are reviewed, assessed, and modified if necessary.

Program/Unit Level

Program/unit level planning follows the Institutional Model in that each Program Coordinator/Unit Director develops a plan for their area that supports the Institutional goals and objectives. The yearly plans for each academic program and support units are entered into Taskstream and directly support the Program's/Unit's goals and objectives.

The End of Year Course Assessment report guides course level planning. Student Learning Outcomes that have been developed based on best practices in the discipline are reviewed and assessed to ensure quality instruction and learning.  Each level is intricately linked and is impacted by the University’s mission, the institutional goals, assessment strategies within academic programs and administrative services units, and the incorporation of results into the planning process for improvement.