Strategic Planning

Agendas & Minutes


May 25, 2021  July 14, 2021 
June 16, 2021  July 28, 2021 
June 30, 2021 

 

 

Background

The five-year strategic plan is the roadmap to enhance student success, meet state performance metrics to fund higher education, and fulfill FAMU’s institutional mission as an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities.

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Reports has named the state of Florida as #1 for higher education. The same publication named Florida A&M as the #1 HBCU in the country. FAMU is rising, and we aspire to even greater heights.

There are several challenges in higher education – increasing competition for the best and brightest students, college readiness among high school graduates, reductions in state appropriated funding, stiff competition for research funds, a growing desire for “free college” and student loan forgiveness, rising costs of IT and security, changing requirements in need-based financial aid and Parent Plus loan availability, and balancing historical missions with outcomes-based funding, to name a few. The strategic planning process will engage in a comprehensive process to explore historical trends, gather data and insights, and take an inside-out approach to developing the 2022-27 strategic plan.

Since the Performance Based Funding (PBF) model was instituted in 2012-13, Florida A&M university has made consistent strides across several metrics. In 2020, the University achieved the highest score on record and received $14.8M from our own investment and $13.3M from the state budget. The University is on track for another banner year in 2021. Still, there is more work to be done.

Objective

To develop and recommend the FAMU Strategic Plan 2022-27 narrative, metrics, and key performance indicators, including:

  • Mission and vision statement
  • Ideal size and mix of FAMU students and academic programs
  • Recruitment/enrollment strategy
  • Budget modeling approach, including various financial funding/expense scenarios
  • Research priorities
  • PBF choice metric recommendation

Success Metrics

  • Approval by Board of Trustees
  • Approval by Board of Governors
  • Strategic plan must correlate to expected resources

Guiding Principles

  • Bold
  • Inclusive
  • Transparent
  • Focused (fewer, bigger, better initiatives, metrics and KPIs)
  • Balance between probable and stretch goals
  • • Mission and outcomes-focused 

Stakeholders/Roles

Following are the high-level roles for the strategic plan development:

Committee Members

 

Genyne Boston
Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Lewis Johnson
Associate Provost for Student Success and Strategic Initiatives
Valencia Matthews
Dean, College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Cynthia Hughes Harris
Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences
Brandi Tatum-Fedrick
Assistant Vice President, University Advancement
Carmen Cummings
Assistant Vice President for University Engagement/Alumni Affairs
Keith Miles
Director, Office of Communications
Derrick Coffin
Associate Vice President for Research
Gregory Clark
President, FAMU National Alumni Association
Jemal Gibson
Chair, FAMU Foundation Board of Directors
Cynthia Ramkellawan
College of Law (Faculty Representative)
Novell Tani
College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (Faculty Representative)
Maurice Gilbert
(Student Representative)
Jayda Miller
(Student Representative)
Sha'Ron James
(Community Representative)

 

 

Staff Support

 

SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuaryFebruaryMarch
  • President establishes Strategic Planning Task Force
  • Strategic Planning Task Force meetings
  • Establishment of Task Force Subcommittees
  • Strategic Planning Task Force Meetings
  • Task Force Stakeholder Engagement Surveys and Focus Groups
  • Task Force Subcommittees meetings on Strategic Plan Initiatives and Strategies
  • Board of Trustees Meeting
  • Data Gathering and Analysis
  • Strategic Planning Task Force Meetings
  • Task Force Stakeholder Engagement Surveys, Town Hall Meetings and Focus Groups
  • Data Analysis and Gathering
  • Strategic Planning Task Force Meetings
  • Task Force Stakeholder Engagement Surveys, Town Hall Meetings and Focus Groups
  • Data Analysis and Gathering
  • Begin work on Task Force report on findings and recommendations
  • Strategic Planning Task Force Meetings
  • Task Force Stakeholder Engagement Surveys, Town Hall Meetings and Focus Groups
  • Data Analysis and Gathering
  • Continue work on Task Force report on findings and recommendations
  • Strategic Planning Task Force Meetings
  • Present Strategic Planning Task Force findings and recommendations to the President
  • Strategic Planning Task Force reviews feedback from the President
  • Prepare for final approval process

 

 

Contact Us/Feedback

The University Strategic Planning Committe extends its appreciation to all of the stakeholders and supporters who provided input during this process.  Additional comments for future consideration can be provided via this contact form on the right or email us at strategicplanning@famu.edu.

More information about the work of the committee and the planning process can be found on the FAQ page.

 

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