Implementation Plan

Following the conclusion of the SRA process, the multi-year implementation plan will begin.

This multi-year implementation plan will begin upon the completion of the strategic resource allocation process. The plan has no definitive timeline and will be dependent on available resources, academic policies, CBA’s, and other university processes. During implementation, the university will still continue to be efficient and effective with normal business operations.

Guiding Principles During Implementation

The SRA process has been a collaborative and transparent endeavor involving all stakeholders of the university. When implementing any recommendations outlined in the SRA final reports, the following guiding principles will be used: 

  • Protect the University’s mission, vision, and values
  • Prioritize a university perspective 
  • Maintain the flexibility necessary to meet future challenges and opportunities
  • Fully engage collective knowledge, imagination, ingenuity, and creativity to arrive at innovative solutions

Academic Programs

On Jan. 26, the Provost released an initial response to the SRA report intended to provide recommendations for a holistic review of curricular offerings. The agreed upon implementation plan is intended to give affected faculty members control over the changes to their programs. 

The first step is to provide Deans and academic programs under their purview an opportunity to address the Provost’s recommendations. If, by February 21, the deans and departments agree to make curricular changes with the intent to submit them into the CPAC process in this upcoming fall term, those programs will not be subject to the Program Review, Reduction and Discontinuance (“PRD”) process (AP 303-35). 

Those departments which are unable to reach mutual agreement, will be placed on a list Provost Anderson will release on February 22 of academic programs to be referred to the Program Review Committee, which will begin the Program Review, Reduction and Discontinuance (“PRD”) process.

University Services

The implementation plan for university services will align with the normal university budget process. Following a careful review of the recommendations and determining campus impacts, members of the ELT will prepare and present an operationalized budget plan to the University Budget Committee (UBC) as part of the normal budget process. The role of the UBC has consistently been to review, evaluate and understand the unit budget plans from the perspective of the university as a whole. Upon completion of budget hearings with each vice president, the UBC will prepare an advisory report for the President that addresses investments through to disinvestments for university services.