The College’s current Strategic Plan for 2007-2012 comes to a close in June.
In September of 2011, the College embarked upon a new cycle of Strategic Planning by seeking nominations for faculty, staff, students, and others to serve on the 2012 Strategic Planning Task Force.
At its fall retreat, the President’s Senior Cabinet gathered input from faculty, staff, students and others regarding the most significant issues likely to confront higher education over the next five years and how to engage constituents in the deliberations over a renewed strategic plan. As a result, the Strategic Planning Task Force, a representative body comprised of College stakeholders, will embark on the development of the new strategic plan in January 2012.
Adapted from John Bryson’s Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations, the challenge of the 2012 Strategic Planning Task Force will be to deliver a strategic plan that will serve as a management tool to help Ramapo College focus its energy, to ensure that all College stakeholders are working toward the same goals, and to assess and adjust the College’s direction in response to a changing environment. Per Bryson, strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future.
President Mercer will chair the 2012 Strategic Planning Task Force. The Task Force, a dynamic group of 25 individuals, meets regularly throughout the spring semester and hopes to present a final Strategic Plan for endorsement by the Board of Trustees in June of 2012.
More information and updates on the Task Force’s work will be forthcoming.
If you have questions regarding the 2012 Strategic Planning Task Force, please contact: Brittany Goldstein, Special Assistant to the President, firstname.lastname@example.org or Babette Varano, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning, email@example.com.