This page includes a collection of resources provided to assist University units in developing and implementing a strategic plan.
The Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis (PRPA) team are also available to assist with the process. Please send an email to email@example.com if questions arise and/or assistance is needed.
The strategic plan checklist below are an inventory of all the components that could be included in a strategic plan.
The strategic planning framework guides an organization through the strategic planning process that walks the team through creating a strategic plan from start to finish while explaining in detail each step of the process.
This Excel template can assist in outlining how to achieve and measure actions within a plan strategic directions/goals and objectives.
The communication plan serves several purposes and provides a framework to:
This mission statement guideline provides step by step guidance in creating an effective mission statement.
A SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and results) analysis is a strategic planning technique that focuses on an organization’s current strengths and opportunities, and leverages them to create future aspirations with measurable results.
A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis is completed after the information gathering stage of the planning process and guides the creation of strategic directions or goals that lead to plan objectives and actions. Strengths and weaknesses are examined to determine how they can be leveraged to take advantage of the opportunities and threats.
The Planning Integration Tool assists in tracking the progress of the strategic plan by aligning activities (contributions) to objectives and strategic directions.
The Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State Crosswalk shows how the current strategic plan aligns to the previous plan, Educating Illinois. Units with existing strategic plans that were previously aligned to Educating Illinois can use this tool to see the new correlating direction/objective. For example, if a unit aligned a goal with Educating Illinois, 1.1.B, the corresponding Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State objective is I.A.1
The Integrated Planning Glossary was compiled by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), an internationl organization for college and professional planners. The purpose of the SCUP Integrated Planning Glossary is to establish a shared understanding of planning terms, a key to successful planning.
The Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis (PRPA) office can assist with any of the following parts of the strategic planning process:
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org