The Strategic Planning Task Force (SPTF) is working with consultants from CBT (the Collaborative Brain Trust) University Consulting during the 2015-2016 academic year to rethink and refresh the university’s strategic plan. The task force is working in three subcommittees: UCA’s Obligation to Students: Retention, Graduation, Common Experience; Alumni Success and Continued Involvement; and Smart Growth and External Impact.
The task force adopted its final report on February 18, 2016. The report was approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 13, 2016. Documents related to SPTF activities are archived within myUCA’s SPARC channel.
|Nancy Reese||Outgoing SPARC Chair, Co-Chair SPTF||College of Health & Behavioral Sciences|
|Tammy Rogers||Incoming SPARC Chair, Co-Chair SPTF||College of Business|
|Ben Rowley||President, Faculty Senate||College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics|
|Kaye McKinzie||Vice-President, Faculty Senate||College of Business|
|Colin Stanton||President, Staff Senate||Student Services|
|Kevin Carter||Vice-President, Staff Senate||Physical Plant|
|Zach Carter||President, SGA||Student Representative|
|Corey Parks||Vice-President, SGA||Student Representative|
|Tyra Phillips||Staff Representative||Human Resources|
|Aaron Knight||Staff Representative||Division of Advancement|
|Kathy Clayborn||Staff Representative||Career Services|
|Chris Davis||Staff Representative||Information Technology|
|Kayla McIntosh||SGA Representative||Student Representative|
|Steve Runge||Provost||Academic Affairs|
|Steve Addison||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Stephanie Bellar||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Victoria Groves-Scott||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Michael Hargis||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Jimmy Ishee||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Maurice Lee||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Terry Wright||Dean||Academic Affairs|
|Diane Newton||President's Designee||Finance & Administration|
|Kelley Erstine||President's Designee||Chief of Staff|
|Jonathan Glenn||HLC Coordinator||Academic Affairs|
|David Kim||Faculty Representative||College of Business|
|Tammy Benson||Faculty Representative||College of Education|
|Holly Laws||Faculty Representative||College Fine Arts & Communication|
|Julie Meaux||Faculty Representative||College of Health & Behavioral Sciences|
|Jacob Held||Faculty Representative||College of Liberal Arts|
|Steve O'Connell||Faculty Representative||College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics|
|Renee LeBeau-Ford||Faculty Representative||Unaffiliated Faculty|
|Courtney Mullen||Director of Admissions||Admissions|
|Brad Teague||Director of Athletics||Athletics|
|Shelia Vaught||Board of Trustees||Board of Trustees|
|Brad Lacy||Board of Trustees||Board of Trustees|
|Greg Murry||Superintendent, Conway Public Schools||Community|
|Linda Linn||Co-Owner Linn's Auto Inc.||Community|
|David Grimes||CFO American Management Corporation||Community|
UCA’s Obligation to Students: Retention, Graduation, Common Experience
This committee is charged with recommending strategies for ensuring that every undergraduate student admitted to UCA has a full opportunity for success, including personal development, engagement with the UCA community, and earning a UCA degree.
The expectation is that the strategies recommended will lead to dramatic increases in retention and graduation rates. These strategies must include recommendations for (1) funding mechanisms adequate to support recommended activities, and (2) any needed changes in university policy, procedure, and practice.
Jonathan Glenn (subcommittee chair)
Alumni Success and Continued Involvement
This committee is charged with developing measureable goals and recommending strategies for ensuring that each UCA graduate is competitive in the marketplace, including career satisfaction, compensation, and continued involvement with, and contribution to, the UCA community.
The expectation is that the strategies recommended will lead to dramatically enhanced value of the UCA degree to graduates. This enhanced value will increase UCA’s reputation as one of the top regional universities in the South and make UCA an even more attractive school of choice for able students. These strategies must include recommendations for (1) funding mechanisms adequate to support recommended activities, and (2) any needed changes in university policy, procedure, and practice.
Aaron Knight (subcommittee chair)
Smart Growth and External Impact
This committee is charged with the development of guidelines for evaluating the desirability of strategic growth of existing programs, adding new programs, and fostering strategic research and outreach to the community.
The expectation is that the guidelines will lead to the identification of areas for targeted growth in new and existing programs and other initiatives. These guidelines must include considerations of (1) funding mechanisms adequate to support recommended activities, and (2) any needed changes in university policy, procedure, and practice. Should the committee identify specific programs or initiatives that meet the recommended guidelines, the committee report should include these programs or initiatives.
Jimmy Ishee (subcommittee chair)