Public Forum – Strategic Planning Update

WVU Tech Strategic Planning update forum scheduled for March 10, 2011

Montgomery, W.Va. – WVU Tech will host a public forum to announce progress on the University’s five-year Strategic Plan. The updates will include the first half of the first year’s progress on each initiative.

The forum, which is open to the public, will be held in the Engineering Auditorium on WVU Tech’s campus at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Dr. Guy Vitaglione, Tech’s Strategic Planning Coordinator, will be presenting an overview of each initiative workgroup’s progress.

“Strategic Planning is a fluid process.  Each of our initiative workgroups have made great progress,” explained Vitaglione.  “It’s important that all constituents groups continue to be involved as we shape the future of WVU Tech.”

Updates for each of the Strategic Initiatives are available online: http://techprovost.wvutech.edu/strategic_planning. Vitaglione also maintains a blog and a Facebook page.

Dr. Scott Hurst, Campus Provost, commented, “I’m pleased with the progress our workgroups have made and am confident, that with everyone’s continued dedication, we will most definitely achieve our 2015 Vision for WVU Tech.”

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Progress Reports!

Tech is halfway through Year 1 of the 5-year Strategic Plan. Updates on the progress of each of the 7 Initiatives can be found here: http://techprovost.wvutech.edu/strategic_planning/2011_progress_report

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WVU’s Strategic Planning Council to hold forum on the WVU Tech campus

West Virginia University Strategic Planning Council Chair Dr. Nigel Clark will be on the WVU Tech campus on November 16 for the “Dialogue for Our Future: The WVU Strategic Plan” forum.

The event, which will be held in the WVU Tech Engineering Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, is open to all faculty and staff, students, alumni, policymakers, and community members.

WVU President James P. Clements outlined the draft for the strategic plan during his State of the University address on October 11, highlighting five goals intended to move the state’s flagship institution into the next decade. More information on the process and a draft of the plan are available online at: http://strategicplan.wvu.edu/.

“Now that the draft plan has been out there circulating for a couple of weeks, it’s time for faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, policymakers, residents of our state – everyone whose lives are touched by WVU in some way to have a voice in shaping and redefining our University’s future role and success,” said Dr. Clark. “All of us can contribute to the vision and plans for WVU’s role in education, research and outreach. This is your time to talk and our time to listen about ways to advance WVU’s goals.”

“The action plans and goals of WVU’s 10-year strategic plan fit well with Tech’s own 5-year strategic plan, and we look forward to a harmonious collaboration in reaching our collective objectives,” explained Dr. Guy Vitaglione, WVU Tech’s Strategic Planning Coordinator.

Comments are welcome at Tuesday’s event. Feedback can also be submitted online at: http://strategicplan.wvu.edu/feedback.

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Volunteer for Tech’s Strategic Planning!

Unveiling the completed Strategic Plan:

Tech’s Strategic Plan was presented to the Tech Faculty Assembly on September 2, 2010. It was presented to the WVU Board of Governors in Morgantown on September 17, and it was presented to the Tech Student Government Association on September 21.  The Strategic Plan will be presented to Tech’s Classified Staff Council in an upcoming meeting.

Volunteer!

Tech has hit the ground running in its first year of the five-year plan to achieve the Vision for Tech in 2015.  People in the seven strategic initiatives have been working since last semester, and volunteer work groups for each initiative are forming in the next two weeks to carry on the mission.

Critical to the success of our strategic plan are the ideas, feedback, cooperation, and participation of everyone in the Tech family. Please join one of the volunteer work groups to make your contribution.

If you haven’t already participated in one of the strategic planning work groups, you can click on this link  http://simpleforms.scripts.wvu.edu/wvutech/SPIworkgroup/ to sign up for the initiative of your choice.

If you participated in a work group last semester, you will be contacted soon by the work group leader to get back in the action.

Updates on our collective progress will continue to be posted here, on the strategic planning web site ( http://techprovost.wvutech.edu/strategic_planning), and the Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126414157398623&ref=ts ).

Contact us if you have any questions!

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Strategic Planning Document Online

As Campus Provost, I am pleased to present WVU Tech’s vision for 2015 and the campus-wide strategic plan for the five-year period, 2011 through 2015, during which Tech will work to achieve this vision.

We are proud to say that the entire Tech community was involved in contributing to our strategic planning process. Tech’s faculty, staff, and student organizations have all approved the strategic plan. Part of its success is because we communicated honestly, openly, and transparently at all times. The WVU Tech community is fully committed to the hard work ahead to achieve our vision.

On a more personal note, I look forward with great enthusiasm to collaborating again, and over the long term, with people who are keenly dedicated to making Tech stronger and better than it is today.

To see for yourself how Tech will look in 2015 and how we will get there, click here. And, don’t forget to return to this page periodically for updates and new developments.

Sincerely,

Scott M. Hurst, Ph.D., Campus Provost

Provost Scott Hurst

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Participate in Tech’s Strategic Plan!

Strategic Initiatives Work Group Sign Up Form

As part of West Virginia University Institute of Technology’s Strategic Planning Initiative, members of the Montgomery community and alumni have the opportunity to sign up for work groups. Please click  here to sign up for a workgroup.

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WVU Tech in 2015

Vision 2015: West Virginia University Institute of Technology

(A narrative description of WVU Tech in the year 2015)

West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the premier university of the region, is recognized nationally for its excellent, cutting-edge academic programs. WVU Tech is a leading STEM institution (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and a designated U.S. News and World Report Top 100 Best Engineering College. Degree programs in engineering, technology, health care, business, humanities, and the social sciences are thriving, and several new interdisciplinary degree programs have been launched to prepare Tech students for emerging worlds of work.

Campus life is vibrant. With larger numbers of female, international, and out-of-state students enrolled in academic programs, the student population is richly diverse. New student organizations have been formed and existing ones revitalized to afford students a more enriching student life experience. Student success programs continue to assure students the individualized educational support essential to classroom success. Renewed by enhanced facilities, WVU Tech athletics is enjoying record success. New programs for special audiences keep classrooms, residence halls, and activity centers busy during the summer months.

Through adoption of data-driven and transparent governance, WVU Tech has a solid foothold on its future. Enrollments have grown steadily, and academic programs are financially self-sufficient. Members of the Alumni Association have contributed generously to their alma mater, and as a result endowment funds in the WVU Tech Foundation have increased substantially. The campus is being transformed through implementation of the master plan, as demonstrated by several new construction projects, attention to renovation and maintenance needs, and a campus-wide beautification effort.

Our Core Values

At WVU Tech we are…

Student Centered

Collaborative

Entrepreneurial

Innovative

Accountable

Passionate and Enthusiastic

Committed to Diversity

And we value…

Our People,

Excellence,

Integrity

Prologue: The Vision of West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2015

(A narrative description of WVU Tech in the year 2015)

West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the premier university of the region, is recognized nationally for its excellent, cutting-edge academic programs. WVU Tech is a leading STEM institution (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and a designated U.S. News and World Report Top 100 Best Engineering College. Degree programs in engineering, technology, health care, business, humanities, and the social sciences are thriving, and several new interdisciplinary degree programs have been launched to prepare Tech students for emerging worlds of work.

Campus life is vibrant. With larger numbers of female, international, and out-of-state students enrolled in academic programs, the student population is richly diverse. New student organizations have been formed and existing ones revitalized to afford students a more enriching student life experience. Student success programs continue to assure students the individualized educational support essential to classroom success. Renewed by enhanced facilities, WVU Tech athletics is enjoying record success. New programs for special audiences keep classrooms, residence halls, and activity centers busy during the summer months.

Through adoption of data-driven and transparent governance, WVU Tech has a solid foothold on its future. Enrollments have grown steadily, and academic programs are financially self-sufficient. Members of the Alumni Association have contributed generously to their alma mater, and as a result endowment funds in the WVU Tech Foundation have increased substantially. The campus is being transformed through implementation of the master plan, as demonstrated by several new construction projects, attention to renovation and maintenance needs, and a campus-wide beautification effort.

Our Core Values

At WVU Tech we are…

Student Centered

Collaborative

Entrepreneurial

Innovative

Accountable

Passionate and Enthusiastic

Committed to Diversity

And we value…

Our People,

Excellence,

Integrity

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