Foundational Analysis

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Environmental Scan
Campus Input
SWOT Analysis

The eight members of the Environmental Scan task force were asked to develop an environmental scan in support of the strategic plan. This process included the task force reviewing national, regional, and state policies, and economic and demographic trends that may affect the university.

As planning for a new strategic plan gets under way, the Strategic Plan Coordinating Group works diligently to provide all faculty, staff, students, and community members with the opportunity to provide insight and feedback.

Below are results from various surveys and meetings.

The acronym SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. An eight member team was put together with the intention of building on the environmental scan. They have been asked to look at and define the strengths and weaknesses of the internal environment, as well as the opportunities and threats within the environment external to the university.

The task force has completed their research and has compiled an environmental scan of their own to assist in the strategic plan process.

Progress continues to be made in the formation of a new strategic plan. The recent approval of the goals provides UWRF with a foundation to continue building specific university-wide initiatives. The first round of yielded 27 proposed initiatives. These can be viewed via the Proposed Initiatives page (linked below). Campus and community input continues to be sought regarding the development of these initiatives as Round 2 for initiatives gets underway. 

The Goals Task Force has written goals to correlate with the Mission, Vision and Core Values previously developed in the strategic planning process.

The Mission, Vision, and Core Values Task Force has recently completed a proposed draft for the new strategic plan. This document is below.

Russell Consulting, Inc. came to campus in September 2011 to facilitate a series of unit meetings regarding the new strategic plan. Below is the report they provided to campus.

At the end of the 2010-11 academic year, the Strategic Plan Coordinating Group asked the university community to participate in a survey designed to aid the group in future planning. This survey asked individuals about their perceptions of UWRF's strengths and areas for improvement, as well as their ideas regarding the future of the university. 

The task force has recently finished conducting their research and analysis. Below their work is divided into two documents -- the perceived strengths of UWRF and the perceived weaknesses.