This site provides links to archival material and to more recent work by the Strategic Planning and Resource Council and its committees. Additional materials may be accessed by campus constituents in the SPARC channel in myUCA (see the Resources tab). For the Strategic Planning Task Force that operated during the 2015-2016 academic year, see the SPTF 2015-16 page linked from the Archives tab.
The original UCA Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC) was formed in Spring 2010 as the mechanism through which the university community would develop its next strategic plan. Under the leadership of Dr. Michael Schaefer, SPARC renewed the vision, mission, and core values of the university and presented to the university’s Board of Trustees the UCA Strategic Plan. The board adopted the strategic plan in May 2011.
Over the following year, SPARC was retooled to implement and sustain the Strategic Plan. SPARC now brings together the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) and the Strategic Budgeting Advisory Committee (SBAC) under the leadership of the SPARC Executive Committee (see Figure 1).