Planning units and constituent groups offering additions or revisions to current or new Vision OHIO strategies and outcomes during fall quarter need to submit those requests to the Vision OHIO Steering Committee (VOSC) soon.
Proposals for new strategies or outcomes, or substantive changes to existing strategies, outcomes, metrics or progress indicators (including requests for funding existing strategies and outcomes) are due by Oct. 31 for fall quarter, said interim Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives Ann Fidler.
Subsequent deadlines for such proposals are Feb. 2 for winter quarter and April 13 for spring quarter. Proposals to shift current five-year Vision OHIO Implementation Plan investments from one-time only to base funding -- which this year will be accepted only during spring quarter -- are due by April 13.
Non-substantive changes to existing strategies, outcomes, metrics or progress indicators can be submitted any time during the academic year.
The VOSC has developed three forms constituents should use to submit their requests or changes. Form 1 is used to make revisions to the existing plan; form 2 is used to add new strategies and outcomes; and planning units can use Form 3 to seek a change from one-time only funds to base funding.
Requests originating in a planning unit must be discussed and approved at the planning unit level before submission, and sign-off by the planning unit head is required, Fidler noted. Requests from a constituent group should be submitted by its chair or president.
The VOSC will review each request and make a recommendation as to whether to endorse the request. Endorsed proposals seeking funding will be sent to the Budget Planning Council (BPC) for feedback. President Roderick J. McDavis, Executive Vice President and Provost Kathy Krendl, members of the executive staff and deans will review the VOSC recommendations and BPC feedback, and McDavis, Krendl and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration William Decatur will make final decisions on submissions.
In addition, Fidler noted that VOSC will document progress on Five Year Vision OHIO Implementation Plan outcomes through a tracking tool developed with assistance from Mary Patacca and Bret Swart in the Office of Information Technology. Reports on the progress of the plan will be provided to the campus community at the end of each quarter and at Board of Trustees meetings. At the end of the academic year, VOSC will submit a Summary Accountability and Assessment Report to the board and the campus community.
For more information, contact Fidler at 740-593-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Casey S. Elliott