Campus Planning: Mid-Range Goals The University's Mid-Range Goals
will once again serve as the framework for RPP budget planning.
These goals define priorities for the campus for the coming 2-3
year period and will serve to guide divisions in preparing proposals
and RPP in recommending allocations.
These Mid-Range Goals reflect major, all-university,
mid-term priorities, not division-specific issues. The goals do
not encompass all activities that the campus must continue, only
key areas to be given special resources and attention over the coming
2-3 years. Eight planning areas of all-university concern have now
A comprehensive discussion of each planning
area and a matrix cross referencing the recommended budget priorities
can be found in the appendix
of this report.
The RPP committee received the Mid-Range
Goals from the Vice Presidents and resolved to use them in reviewing
budget proposals from university divisions. Each of the divisions
provided statements on how their proposed funding augmentations
would advance the campus toward achieving the Midrange Goals.
Final recommendations provide funding that
will help advance the campus toward most Midrange Goals. In the
enrollment management planning area, RPP recommended continued funding
to expand internship and job development activities directed toward
students with disabilities.
In the planning area, "Quality
of Programs and Services", RPP recommended funding to
Academic Affairs to provide additional faculty travel opportunities,
to assist with new faculty start up costs, and to provide second
year faculty with three units of assigned time all of which will
help advance the goal of strengthening support for faculty scholarly.
In the planning area, "Maintaining
the Adequacy and Quality of the Physical Environment",
the RPP Task Force has recommended funding for relocation and renovation
of department offices, workstations for college instructional labs,
police communications equipment and fire alarm certifications in
In the planning area, "Common
Management System", funding is recommended for ongoing
operations support for the Human Resource and Finance systems that
will advance the goals to attain substantial implementation and
maximize the benefits obtained from CMS.
In the planning area, "Non-State
Revenue," funding is recommended to the Division of
Academic Affairs for new faculty assigned time and expanded Scholarly
and Creative Activity. Funds provided to University Relations and
Development to support a new telefundraising management system will
help achieve the goal to expand contact with our alumni.
Not all Midrange Goals require new funds.
Some goals can be achieved by allocating existing resources and
some goals are already the focus of existing efforts, such as Year
Round Operations planning and implementation as well as continued
work on the University's enrollment management plan. Efforts to
develop new student housing continue as well as initiatives to broaden
the revenue base of the CSULB Foundation.
The University is now measuring its
progress towards attainment of Midrange Goals. The Office of Strategic
Planning has prepared a report on progress toward last year's goals.
To make this information easily available to the campus, the web
site provides the full text of the current year's goals, last year's
goals and the progress report at http://www.csulb.edu/web/projects/planning/.