A&F Strategic Plan

A&F has identified 20 key goals to advance the TU 2020-2030 Strategic Plan: Leadership for the Public Good.

The Administration & Finance Division has an important role in developing the financial, technological and capital resources to achieve the vision presented in the TU 2020-2030 Strategic Plan: Leadership for the Public Good.  The A&F Strategic Plan is a roadmap for advancing our institutional mission, meeting 2020-2030 plan goals and reinforcing a positive divisional culture.

The plan's goals are organized below by functional area. The connections to 2020-2030 strategic plan goals are provided parenthetically. Each goal has an associated series of actions and measurable outcomes identified by the A&F leadership team.    

Goals

Division-wide

  • Increase the capacity for institutional strategic investments (Innovate)
  • Attract and retain qualified, diverse staff (Sustain/Support)
  • Provide excellent customer service in everything we do (Support)

Auxiliary Services

  • Update business processes and streamline customer access (Support/Sustain)

Financial Affairs

  • Achieve required percentages for minority business enterprise and small business reserve programs. (Engage/Include)
  • Improve student financial literacy and life skills (Support/Engage)

Financial Planning, Accounting & Analysis

  • Provide strategic funding for institutional priorities (Sustain/Innovate)
  • Improve TU's financial ratios per NACUBO benchmarks (Sustain)
  • Improve base budget practices to cover all critical expenses (Sustain)

Management, Advisory & Compliance Services

  • Implement campuswide ethics, conflict and fraud prevention training (Sustain)
  • Implement annual internal control training (Sustain)
  • Prepare for audits to ensure alignment with guidance on financial regulations for research (Sustain/Innovate)

Office of Public Safety

  • Attract, hire and retain qualified police staff (Sustain/Innovate)
  • Increase community outreach to students living in off-campus housing complexes adjacent to campus (Engage/Support/Innovate)
  • Maintain dual accreditation with CALEA & IACLEA, and achieve the next level of CALEA accreditation (Sustain/Support/Innovate)
  • Expand internship opportunities for high school students and TU students (Sustain/Support/Engage)

Office of Technology Services

  • Provide a more seamless onboarding experience for students (Engage)
  • Create a connected, seamless digital experience (Engage/Innovate)
  • Transform business processes by building efficient enterprise resources (Innovate)
  • Support an academic- and student-centered approach to technology (Innovate)

Plan Development & Timeline

The A&F Strategic Plan was developed by the divisional leadership team with input from A&F staff, EAB consultants and the Provost's Office. The development timeline involved three stages:

  • Goal and Resource Identification
    December 2021 - January 2022
  • Plan Development and Review
    January - February 2022
  • Plan Launch
    Spring 2022

The five-year plan will culminate in spring 2027. 

Tracking

The A&F leadership team will track the progress toward each goal on a quarterly basis. Major updates will be shared with divisional staff through email messages from the Vice President for Administration & Finance.