A fundamental responsibility of the Board of Higher Education is to provide overall direction to the state’s system of public higher education. The Board enacts this responsibility by establishing statewide goals and regularly measuring and reporting progress toward these goals. Review and approval of campus strategic plans is another important aspect of this role. The Board of Higher Education also seeks to use its review of campus strategic plans to inform its own system-wide work and to support campuses as they engage in the important work of setting their own strategic directions. The Board will be guided in this work by the Board of Higher Education’s Campus Strategic Planning Committee.
Current system-wide goals build upon those of the past and college-level plans are strengthened by including a full consideration of strategic opportunities, challenges, and choices, as well as an underlying business model. Campus strategic plans serve not only as a roadmap for individual campuses, but they are also part of a coherent plan for the higher education system as a whole – at both a regional and statewide level.