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Strategic Plan 2010

Welcome to the Planning and Budget Council (PBC) Strategic Planning Website

Recent Updates:

In June 2010 the FGCU Board of Trustees approved the Strategic Plan 2010-2015.

The Strategic Planning Process:

FGCU’s Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan for the university in January 2005. The plan covered the years 2005-2010 and has served us well as a roadmap to our future. As we near the end of 2009, it is time to update our strategic plan for another five years. Toward that end, the Planning and Budget Council has established a strategic planning process that will lead to an updated strategic plan by June 2010.

The first step in the process is the reaffirmation of FGCU’s mission and vision statements.  The reaffirmation process is an opportunity for the FGCU community, internally and externally, to recommit itself to the mission and purposes of the institution. It is an opportunity for you to provide input with regard to how well prepared we are to continue to serve our constituents and how true we are to the principles and values we embrace as an institution of higher learning.  Consequently we do not seek to alter these statements in a radical way, but merely to ensure they are stated with enough precision to achieve our goals and aspirations.

The Planning and Budget Council will be seeking your input through:

  • Responses to a questionnaire
  • Attendance and participation in public forums

This phase of the strategic planning process will be completed by the end of September.

The environmental scan will follow and will focus on internal and external factors that are likely to have an influence on fulfillment of mission and progress toward the attainment of our vision. Members of the Planning and Budget Council will oversee this process assisted by the director of the Regional Economic Research Institute, Dr. Gary Jackson.

The Planning and Budget Council will then use the results of these first two stages of the planning process to conceive strategic directives to guide the university for the next five years. At the January 19, 2010 meeting of the University Board of Trustees, a workshop open to the public, will be held to review the results of the mission and vision reaffirmation, the environmental scan, and the proposed strategic directives.

Following that, academic and administrative units will be given a template to develop action plans addressing the strategic directives. At the same time, university-wide issues such as environmental sustainability, enrollment management, campus climate, facilities, information resources, budget, and an assessment plan will be addressed by university standing committees such as those of the PBC. These reports will supplement the action plans and together will form the core of the updated university strategic plan. This work will occur during the February through April 2010 timeframe.  In the preparation of actions and performance targets, a gap analysis will be included to determine the difference between current performance and the desired performance.

The updated university strategic plan will be forwarded by the PBC to the President’s Cabinet before it is placed on the agenda for review and approval by the University Board of Trustees at its June 2010 meeting.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on FGCU’s planning process, please contact Dr. Paul Snyder, Associate Provost for Planning and Institutional Performance at psnyder@fgcu.edu or 590-7050.