The second phase of the SEBS Strategic Plan will focus on initiative development, implementation, timeline and metrics for evaluation. The proposed initiatives will be wide-ranging, aspirational, and ambitious. Because of the pending changes in School and University leadership, as well as uncertainties in the availability of resources, the path forward for implementation and evaluation of any given initiative remains to be determined.
Accordingly, the Plan does not provide detailed implementation plans for any proposed initiatives. Rather it provides an outline of the implementation process now that the first phase of the Strategic Plan (this document) has been approved by the SEBS faculty.
Steps Toward Strategic Plan Implementation
- The faculty-approved Plan will be presented to University President-Designate, Jonathan Holloway and Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor, Christopher Molloy.
- The Plan will be made available for use in the recruitment of the new Executive Dean for SEBS. As a living document, the plan will continue to evolve based on their feedback, insights, and emerging goals and aspirations.
- The plan will be distributed to leadership across Rutgers–New Brunswick – Schools, Institutes, Student Affairs, Rutgers Global, etc. – to encourage dialogue that may generate more ideas and mutually beneficial synergies.
- Through a process of ongoing discussions within SEBS, Rutgers, and other aligned stakeholders, the School’s leadership – the new Executive Dean in consultation with the SEBS Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the SEBS Chairs Council – will identify priority initiatives that serve to further the strategic plan goals.
- Teams of faculty, administration, staff, students, and alumni will be identified to develop and champion specific priority initiatives. These teams will develop preliminary proposals that will be included in a portfolio of initiatives for consideration by the Executive Dean.
- The Executive Dean, the ELT, and the Chairs Council, in consultation with the initiative teams and other stakeholders, will review the proposals (and edit as needed). A funding plan will be developed for approved proposals and implementation will begin. In some cases, pilot programs will be encouraged to assess potential for meeting initiative goals.
- School leadership will conduct regular evaluation of implemented initiatives using relevant metrics to determine progress and impact.