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Strategic Planning

The College of Charleston's current Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees, October 16, 2009.  The Strategic plan defines the College's priorities and presents strategies and tactics for achieving initiatives through 2020.

Institutional Strategic Plans

Unit Level Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning and Assessment 

Unit/program goals are aligned with the College’s Strategic Plan by demonstrating the strategic initiative(s) that they support. The table below summarizes the number of goals supporting each strategic initiative for the last two academic years.

Strategic Initiative being supported by Academic/Administrative units' Assessment Reports
  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Strategic Initiative Acad  Admin  Acad  Admin  Acad  Admin 
1. Enhance the undergraduate academic core. 333 22 289 23 343 59
2. Develop nationally recognized academic programs at the graduate level. 89 9 74 7 52 13
3. Develop and support a highly qualified, diverse and stable base of faculty and staff. 18 20 4 17 6 41
4. Identify, attract, recruit, enroll and retain academically distinguished, well-prepared, diverse students. 33 55 12 35 20 75
5. Enhance and support co-curricular and extracurricular programs and facilities to promote and sustain an integrated, campus-wide approach to holistic education of students. 26 62 17 44 22 94
6. Align all aspects of the administrative and academic policies, procedures and practices to support the College’s purpose and achieve its envisioned future. 1 31 1 27 3 71
7. Provide appropriate, up-to-date facilities and infrastructure to support and enhance academic programs and co-curricular opportunities for students. 0 14 2 29 0 41
8. Engage with local, national and international constituents to leverage higher education for a stronger South Carolina. 42 20 33 6 22 39
9. Establish campus wide policies and practices aimed at creating enhanced non-state resources and promoting greater fiscal responsibility and self-sufficiency. 0 13 29 2 1 35
10. Brand the College of Charleston so that it is nationally and internationally recognized for a personalized liberal arts education with specific areas of distinction at the undergraduate and graduate level. 30 14 8 9 17 28
Source: ComplianceAssist