ATHENS, Ohio (July 15, 2005) -- A draft document of Vision Ohio, the university's strategic plan, is available for viewing online on the Provost's Web site at www.ohiou.edu/provost/index.htm.
Members of the university and Athens communities are able to provide input regarding the strategic plan in a series of open forums that continue through the summer and until Oct. 15.
During the past nine months, committees of students, faculty and staff have worked to develop a strategic plan to guide the university's decisions and investment priorities over the next five years. The strategic plan sets forth a vision, guiding principles, goals and measurements to gauge the results.
The strategic plan is a product of the Presidential Task Force on the Future of Ohio University, which was charged with developing a road map for achieving the four goals set forth by university President Roderick J. McDavis in his inaugural address: to become a nationally prominent research university, to increase the diversity of the university community, to expand the university's base of financial support and to increase partnerships regionally, statewide, nationally and globally. The plan also outlines a new budget process designed to align resources with institutional goals.
Vision Ohio sets forth strategies and goals to move the institution to a new level of national prominence and to establish a distinct identity for Ohio University as it enters its third century.
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