April 29, 2010

Input sought on measures to assess strategic plan success

by Diana Pounds

As Iowa State's next strategic plan nears completion, committee members have turned their attention to developing measures to assess success over the next five years.

The latest drafts in the planning process are two sets of measures -- 10 primary and about 30 secondary measures -- that are tied to strategic planning goals.

The primary measures (PDF) have been endorsed by president Gregory Geoffroy and consist of such things as enrollment numbers, faculty accomplishments and external research funding. Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman invites faculty, staff and students to comment on the wording, sources of information and completeness of the primary measures.

Secondary measures (PDF) include such things as program rankings, student ratings of experiences, diversity of the campus community and the number of start-up companies. Hoffman said these measures are still very much in draft form, and comments are welcome.

Comments can be sent to goodideas@iastate.edu or submitted via an online feedback form.