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BECOMING

is about what we grow to be.

If Commencement is the culmination of our work as a university, then our Becoming as an institution should be the central focus of our daily work.

Strategic Plan 2021-2026:

Positioning suncitygroup太阳集团 for success in the 21st century

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Becoming suncitygroup太阳集团 - the stakeholder-based strategic planning process - has sought the input and support of members across the suncitygroup太阳集团 community to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for the university, one that will provide clarity and relevance for the future of the institution. More than 1,300 members of the suncitygroup太阳集团 community - students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, boards, and other external stakeholders - took an active role in the university's strategic planning for the future.

Strategic Plan

PROCESS

In the first stage of the process, Stakeholder Engagement, we hosted nearly 100 Discovery Sessions and fielded a survey that garnered more than 900 responses. The institution gathered input from cohesive, far-reaching, and collective voices to guide what the university will become. 


During Strategic Planning Prioritization, the process engaged members of the university’s executive team, President’s Cabinet, Provost’s Council, Faculty Senate, Staff Council leadership, and Strategic Planning Steering Team to validate and prioritize the themes that emerged during Stakeholder Engagement.

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PRIORITIES

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STAKEHOLDER INPUT

Steering team members identified a number of recurring themes during the Discovery Sessions. The following categories provide additional context, highlighting the diverse perspectives that emerged.

The themes identified included:

  • Identity
  • Belongingness
  • Connectedness
  • Race/Diversity
  • Academic Excellence

MARKET ANALYSIS

A study led by Gallup and Purdue University found that just 3 percent of all college graduates say they had all six of the experiences - “The Big Six” - that strongly relate to whether they felt their colleges prepared them well for life. Together, and individually, the Gallup-Purdue Index finds these six experiences have a greater effect on long-term life outcomes such as employee engagement and well-being - even more than the type of school these graduates attended (for example, public or private).

The “Big Six”


SUPPORT

  • I had at least one professor who made me excited about learning.
  • My professors cared about me as a person.
  • I had a mentor who encouraged me to pursue my goals and dreams.

EXPERIENTIAL

  • I worked on a project that took a semester or more to complete.
  • I had an internship or job that allowed me to apply what I was learning in the classroom.
  • I was extremely active in extracurricular activities and organizations.

Commitment Statement

Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university

Strategic Plan

Strategic PRIORITIES & OBJECTIVES

Strategic Priorities