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Timeline and Updates

We Rise We Defy: Transcending Borders, Transforming Lives

SDSU's five-year strategic plan establishes SDSU’s vision and mission for the next five years. With 54 unique activities defined, implementation team members have begun work to actualize the strategic plan.

Priority #1
Becoming a Premier Public Research University: A New Kind of HSI.

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GOAL 1:
Position SDSU to ultimately achieve R1 status.



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GOAL 2:
Leverage SDSU’s unique identity to enhance the quantity and quality of scholarship.


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Priority #2
Resilience. Designed to Thrive.

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GOAL 1:
Position SDSU to ultimately achieve R1 status.



   
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GOAL 2:
Leverage SDSU’s unique identity to enhance the quantity and quality of scholarship.


  
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GOAL 3:
Invest in organizational practices that prioritize the responsible management of resources with a focus on global and environmental sustainability.  
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Priority #3
We are SDSU.

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GOAL 1:
Foster an interconnected and equitable SDSU experience through implementing resource generation and allocation, communication and information-sharing, and system of transportation.




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GOAL 2:
Expand SDSU’s academic infrastructure and partnerships to meet the needs of broadly diverse learners in our region, across the nation, and the world
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Priority #4
Equity and Inclusion In Everything We Do.

Goal Activity Fall
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GOAL 1:
Ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives across campus are aligned and implemented consistently, effectively and efficiently.
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GOAL 2:
Foster and sustain an environment where all students, faculty, staff and alumni feel welcomed, supported, and valued by the university.
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GOAL 3:
Recruit, retain and advance graduate students, faculty and staff who can and will effectively support the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU.
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Priority #5
Students at our Core.

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GOAL 1:
Ensure that all members of the campus community are prepared to advance student success by deepening the quality of learning and closing equity gaps.

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GOAL 2:
Expand access to affordable, high-quality university undergraduate and graduate education for the people of our region and beyond.
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GOAL 3:
To support student success and well-being both inside and outside the classroom,SDSU will strategically increase its programming, resources and capacity to provide mental health, wellness and basic needs support for all undergraduate and graduate students.
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Reimagining the Future: A Strategic Plan for SDSU
Strategic Plan + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

University Senate-Mandated Unit Diversity Plans

Diversity and Inclusion Institutes

Throughout the academic year, SDSU will convene a series of Diversity and Inclusion Plan Development Institutes to provide training and guidance. Each Institute will be offered multiple times in each month listed below. For more information about the institutes and support offered, visit the Diversity and Inclusion Planning site. The following contains the tentative timeline and content for the Institutes.

Date Divisions / Colleges / Auxiliaries
August 2019 Release of readings, materials, and template
October 2019 Institute #1 - Pre-Planning and Equity Gaps
January 2020 Institute #2 - Goals and Interventions
March 2020 Plan Submission opens. Plans will be reviewed and revised with support of Councils
October 2020 Deadline for Submission of Completed, Final Plan

SDSU Strategic Planning Process Tentative Timeline

January - August 2019
Pre-Planning
Capacity Building and Initial Assessment

Jan - Apr 2019 April - May 2019 May - June 2019 June - July 2019 July - Aug 2019
Strategic Planning Conduct environmental scan Active Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Identify Strategic Planning Steering Committee chairs Active Active Active Inactive Inactive
Develop Strategic Planning Steering Committee roster Active Active Active Inactive Inactive
Identify meetings with stakeholders Active Active Active Active Inactive
Initiate meetings with stakeholders Active Active Active Active Inactive
Provide campus and community with periodic briefings Active Active Active Active Active

August - October 2019
Planning Phase 1
Identification of Strategic Priorities

Aug 2019 Early - Mid Sept 2019 Mid - Late Sept 2019 Early - Mid Oct 2019 Mid - Late Oct 2019
Strategic Planning Electronic data-gathering established Active Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
Campus launch of strategic planning Inactive Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Meetings with campus stakeholders begin Inactive Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Responses on strategic prioritized analyzed Inactive Inactive Inactive Active Inactive
Consideration of emerging themes Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Active
Identification of strategic priorities Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Active
Engage feedback on strategic priorities Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Active
Provide campus and community with periodic briefings Active Active Active Active Active
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plans Release Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan template Inactive Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Pre-launch Institutes Inactive Active Inactive Inactive Inactive

October 2019 - February 2020
Planning Phase 2
Strategy Development for Strategic Priorities

Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020
Strategic Planning Create sub-committees for each priority Active Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
Begin identification of best practices and goals Active Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Review and revise strategies priorities and goals Active Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Formulation of key activities Active Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Development of specific, measurable objectives Active Active Active Inactive Inactive
Engage feedback on priorities, goals and activities Active Active Active Active Inactive
Committee reviews, adopts priorities, goals and activities Active Active Active Active Active

February 2020 - June 2020
Planning Phase 3
Mission Alignment & Plan Finalization

Feb 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020
Note: Final Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan submission deadline is October 16, 2020
Strategic Planning Review mission/vision in alignment with draft strategic plan Active Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive
Engage feedback on draft plan documents Active Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Draft plan revised and presented to President Inactive Inactive Active Inactive Inactive
Capacity building to support implementation of plan elements Inactive Inactive Active Active Inactive
Campus launch of strategic plan Inactive Inactive Inactive Inactive Active
DEI Plans DEI plan submission portal opens Inactive Active Inactive Inactive Inactive
Ongoing support for plan development Active Active Active Active Active