The Process

 The EHHS Strategic Plan will…
  • Span five years
  • Provide a common focus and vision
  • Be implemented by all of EHHS with leadership from School Directors and Deans
  • Highlight our connections with the Kent State Strategic Roadmap
  • Be measured and evaluated throughout implementation
  • Help us tell our story internally and externally
Steps in the Process:
  • Self-Study and External Review (2017-2018)

    • SOAR Analysis

    • Student Exit Survey Data

    • Climate Study (conducted by KSU, 2016-2017)

  • Leadership Retreat (May 2018)

    • Strategic Plan Sponsorship, Responsibilities

    • Strategic Plan Context: Broad contextual analysis, stakeholders, issues identification

    • Mission Statement: Drafted for review (ongoing, Fall 2018)

  • Strategic Planning Facilitator Interviews and Research (Summer 2018)

  • EHHS Planning Retreat (Aug. 21, 2018)

    • Teams and Facilitators: (1) Students First - Maghan Maloy; (2a) Innovation - Kedron Trapp; (2b) Research - Courtney Marsden; (3) Global & International Engagement - Pam Ferguson; (4) Regional Impact - Mandy Cenker; (5) Organizational Stewardship - Jason Miller

    • Retreat Goals: 

      • Identify Strategic Issues/Opportunities: Something on the horizon to which we must react; trends, changes, challenges, potential opportunities, areas for growth

      • Recommend Strategic Directions: A way to meet a strategic issue/opportunity, described generally (similar to “priority” on Kent State’s Strategic Roadmap)

      • Recommend Approaches: A way to pursue or accomplish a strategic direction; each approach should be associated with one or more strategic directions (similar to “strategy” on Kent State’s Strategic Roadmap)

Documents will be made available as they are completed and presented on this page.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact Dr. Erica Eckert at