Phase III: Implementing Near-term Action Plans in 2009-12

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Overview

During the 2008–09 academic year, the chancellor and vice chancellors carefully reviewed all of the recommendations from the task forces and discussed how best to implement the recommendations in areas of high priority and/or pressing concern. The campus leadership produced a report summarizing the recommendations of the “implementation task forces,” and then described the near-term actions the campus leadership would undertake in the next 2–3 years to advance the Flagship 2030 initiatives.

The chancellor discussed these near-term action plans with the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and the Council of Deans at the Chancellor’s Leadership Retreat in September 2009. The action plans focused on:

  • Faculty hiring and retention
  • Curriculum enhancements
  • Advancing the graduate education mission
  • Developing a new research model
  • Internationalizing the campus
  • Serving the state of Colorado
  • Investing in our staff
  • Information technology
  • Planning and constructing facilities
  • Developing a new budget model

For the last two years, in the summers of 2010 and 2011, the campus vice chancellors have used a matrix format to update the progress made in realizing the near-term action plans. The matrix is entitled “Progress Report for 2010 and 2011.”

The chancellor and vice chancellors also produced an “Update/Progress Report on the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan” in December 2012, which summarizes the progress made to date on CU-Boulder’s strategic plan and also identifies the proposed action plans for the next three years.