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Creating Tulane's Future: A Distinguished University as Distinctive as New Orleans - Strategic Action Plan


Approved by the University Senate November 1, 1999
Revised July 20, 2000

 

Initiative 4: Resources and Leadership

Technology and Knowledge Resources

  • Develop a short-term and a long-term strategic plan for libraries university-wide, using previous studies as foundations for the plans.

Reference: Priority 4a
Lead individual or group (revised): President, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of Libraries
Key Participant Groups: Librarians, Deans and appropriate Senate, faculty, staff and student groups
Time Frame: Complete plan by May 2001
Revised Time Frame: Implementation ongoing

  • Provide seed capital to fund new faculty-led initiatives in distributed learning. Articulate criteria for selecting initiatives; create an action plan for implementation.

Reference: Priority 4c
Lead individual or group (revised): Associate Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of the Office of Educational Research and Services, Assistant Dean, SPHTM
Key Participant Groups: Deans and appropriate faculty groups
Time Frame: Complete plan by May 2001; begin implementation in FY02

  • Produce and implement technology strategies that support the strategic plan.

References: Priorities 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d
Lead individual or group (revised): Associate Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Technology Infrastructure Services, Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration
Key Participant Groups: SACS Alternate Model Technology Committee, appropriate Senate, administrative, faculty, staff and student groups
Time Frame: Complete plans by May 2000; begin implementation in FY01
Revised Time Frame: Implementation ongoing

Financial Resources

  • Plan and begin implementation of a capital campaign of at least $600 million.

References: Priorities 4e, 4f, 4g, 4h
Lead individual or group: Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Vice President for Medical Center Advancement
Key Participant Groups: Senior academic and administrative officers, appropriate Senate committees
Time Frame: Complete planning by May 2000; silent phase has begun
Revised Time Frame: Implementation ongoing; silent phase has begun

  • Develop balanced five-year financial plans that reflect the priorities and goals of the strategic plan.

Reference: Priority 4k
Lead individual or group: Senior Vice President for Operations and CFO, Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration
Key Participant Groups: Senior academic and administrative officers
Time Frame: Complete plans by May 2000
Revised Time Frame: Complete plans by September 2000

  • Move towards implementation of the decentralized management model.

Reference: Priority 4l
Lead individual or group: Senior Vice President for Operations and CFO, Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration
Key Participant Groups: Senior academic and administrative officers
Time Frame: July 1, 2000; July 1, 2001; and July 1, 2002 implementation dates

 

Leadership, Management and Governance

  • Continue to review and implement changes to administrative processes to achieve consistency and effectiveness. High priority areas include human resources, purchasing, grants administration, technology, administration of centers, and student services.

Reference: Priority 4k
Lead individual or group: Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration
Key Participant Group: Administrative Review Committee, appropriate administrative officers, appropriate faculty, staff and student representatives
Time Frame:
Implementation ongoing

  • Review and revise University Senate governance policies.

Reference: Priority 4m
Lead individual or group: Vice Chair of the University Senate
Key Participant Groups: Appropriate Senate, faculty, staff and student representatives, senior academic and administrative officers
Time Frame: Complete review by May 2000; implement revisions in FY01
Revised Time Frame: Complete review by September 2000

  • Define and adopt criteria for research centers that include mechanisms that address the creation, growth and dissolution of research centers, including ongoing evaluation, sunset criteria, reporting and structure, and accountability guidelines.

Reference: Priority 4o
Lead individual or group (revised): Senior Vice President for Planning and Administration, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Key Participant Groups: Deans, appropriate Senate, faculty and administrative groups
Time Frame: Complete criteria by May 2000; begin implementation in FY01
Revised Time Frame: Complete criteria by May 2001; begin implementation in FY02

  • Continue expansion and diversification of the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, the President's Council and the Parents Council.

References: Priorities 4j, 4k
Lead individual or group: President
Key Participant Groups: Board, senior administrative officers
Time Frame: Implementation ongoing

 

Ongoing Review of the Strategic Plan

  • Review accomplishments and progress towards implementation of the Action Plan.

Lead individual or group: President's Cabinet
Key Participant Groups: Deans and faculties, University Senate, appropriate staff and student representatives
Time Frame: September, 2000; September 2001; September 2002

 

 

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