Strategic Planning Process

An institution-wide planning process is underway to set a strategic direction for Towson University over the next several years.

The Office of the Provost is leading the implementation of the university strategic plan.

The Committee for Institutional Effectiveness, which includes representation from all university divisions, serves as the primary advisory body in the strategic planning process. The Office of Assessment supports units across the institution in identifying and reporting their key performance indicators which together with data from the Office of Institutional Research supply the metrics reported.

Project Timeline

Fall '19

Phase 1: Discovery

Develop fact base on where we are; gather initial input on aspirations from senior leadership; conduct an environmental scan and SWOT analysis.

Spring – Fall '20

Phase 2: Input Sessions and Development

Conduct listening and input sessions with internal stakeholders; develop and share draft plan for feedback through shared governance.

Summer '20 – Spring '21

Phase 3: Test and Finalize

Develop final strategy in detail; recommend next steps for implementation.

Spring '21

Phase 4: Implement and Launch

Share the final plan internally and externally; put the plan to action.

Spring – Summer '21

Phase 5: Alignment

Colleges, divisions, and units revise or develop strategic plans in alignment with TU Strategic Plan.

Fall '21 – Summer '22

Phase 6: Cross-Divisional Alignment and Integration into Assessment

Divisions and colleges identify shared priorities; units develop assessment plans mapped onto pre-identified priorities and actions.

Fall '22

Phase 7: Begin Tracking Institutional Metrics

Units gather and report on metrics aligned with priorities and actions.

Spring – Fall '23

Phase 8: Launch Strategic Planning Dashboards

Internal decision-making and external reporting dashboards built and launched.