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Timeline - 2010


December 2010

  • 1: The SPARC co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and William Kelso, submitted the strategic plan to President Bleicken

November 2010

  • 30: SPARC met to review the final draft of the strategic plan that will go to the president
  • 19: SPARC members met to continue refining the strategic plan
  • 13: A subset of SPARC’s membership formed a writing team and developed an introductory document for the strategic plan
  • 5: SPARC met to continue refining the draft strategic plan and to develop the action items

October 2010

  • 27-28: SPARC met with Dr. Madeline Adler, Penson and Associates, to refine the initial draft of the strategic plan. SPARC also met with President Bleicken and members of her executive team to review the issues, direction, and initiatives that support the draft plan
  • 21: SPARC met to develop an initial draft of the strategic plan documents

September 2010

  • 21: SPARC met to review feedback from the survey posted on its web page on July 21, 2010.
  • 22-23: SPARC met to review and revise the draft document containing the strategic issues, directions, and initiatives. Survey feedback and suggestions from a number of campus constituents were considered during the process.

    Dr. Madeline Adler, consultant from Penson Associates, Inc., facilitated the meeting and helped the group determine appropriate action items for the initiatives. SPARC will continue to meet to develop the action items.


July 2010

  • 9: Co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and Bill Kelso, met with President Bleicken and senators from the AASU Faculty Senate. Bergin and Kelso made a presentation describing SPARC’s work to date.
  • 6: Co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and Bill Kelso, met with Jose da Cruz to “wordsmith” the draft of the issues, directions , and initiatives. Final draft was made ready to distribute to the campus community for feedback.

June 2010

  • 7: SPARC’s co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and Bill Kelso, made a brief presentation about SPARC’s work to Armstrong’s Foundation Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting.
  • 29: SPARC members met to continue work on the strategic issues, directions, and initiatives. Six strategic issues have been identified by SPARC.

May 2010

  • 18-20: A subcommittee of SPARC membership that included co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and Bill Kelso along with George Shields, Jose de Cruz, and Brenda Forbis met to “wordsmith” the work completed by SPARC on April 14-15. Anne Thompson was invited but could not attend this meetings. In mid-June, the work of this subcommittee will be brought to the total membership of SPARC for review.
  • 21: SPARC’s co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and Bill Kelso, attended a presentation by Crane MetaMarketing, Ltd. that outlined a plan for branding the university. The co-chairs noted the common themes running through the Crane plan and the work being done by SPARC.
  • 27: SPARC’s co-chairs, Joyce Bergin and Bill Kelso, met with President Bleicken and the President’s Council to discuss SPARC’s work to date.

April 2010

  • 14-15:SPARC met with Dr. Madeline Adler, consultant from Penson Associates, Inc., who facilitated discussions that led the group to identify strategic issues, directions, and initiatives. Work on developing the issues, directions, and initiatives will continue through September. SPARC also agreed on the current draft of the mission, vision, and values statements.

March 2010

  • 5: Council members conducted a SWOT Analysis to use as input to mission, vision and values statement development
  • 10-11: SPARC workshop facilitated by Dr. Madeleine Adler. Developed draft mission, vision and values statements
  • 25-26: Facilitated open forums and meetings with faculty, staff and students to gather feedback on draft mission, vision, values statements
  • 26: Launched SPARC web site and email account
  • 26: Launched online feedback tool
  • 21-31: Council members met with faculty, staff and student gather feedback on draft mission, vision, values statements

February 2010

  • Council Established

SEE ALSO

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