Strategic plan envisions SF State's future
San Francisco State University has released its new strategic plan, which outlines a vision for the University's future. A diverse group of SF State faculty, staff, administrators and students collaborated to establish and illuminate institutional priorities, sharing the finalized plan on Dec. 19, 2014.
"I want to thank the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee, along with so many students, staff, faculty and alumni, who dedicated their time and shared their voices to craft this powerful road map," said President Les Wong. "Our strategic plan celebrates the diversity, creativity and academic excellence that make us great, but it also challenges us to confront our obstacles and work together to keep improving."
The strategic plan is based on five core University values: Courage, Life of the Mind, Equity, Community and Resilience. Each value, as well as its accompanying aspirations, objectives and initiatives, is clarified in detail on the strategic planning website. Initiatives include providing additional support for faculty research, strengthening graduate programs, establishing a new University Academic Center and becoming a nationally recognized leader in campus environmental sustainability.
After convening in June 2013, the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee engaged with the campus and community in a broad-based information-gathering effort through events, meetings and social media outreach. A draft plan was presented in October 2014, and feedback was incorporated. With the plan's December release, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to think of it as a living document and consider how they can support its vision.
"We hope that our community will review the strategic plan, reflect on the initiatives they find most meaningful and actively take the next steps to help make them a reality," Wong said.
The full text of the University's new strategic plan can be downloaded from the Strategic Planning website.