The goals, strategies and objectives outlined in the DFA Strategic Plan are efforts that we expect to continue over the long term. To focus our collective efforts during the 2017 through 2019 academic years, we have developed a set of division-level initiatives that detail what we will accomplish and how it will be done. Each initiative accomplishes several objectives within the overall plan, and taken together, will result in significant process toward our goals over the next few years.
Create a culture that respects and values the unique contributions of individuals, adding to the richness of the community. Offer staff educational opportunities that help them identify specific techniques to increase inclusiveness, to become a community of fully-engaged, collaborative, and effective problem-solvers.
Create transparent, efficient, compliant and responsive policies, procedures and processes. Integrate information systems and platforms to modernize how we conduct business at Oregon State. Develop a review cycle for policies to ensure they are effective for the needs of the community.
Protect the safety of people in the Oregon State community by preventing and preparing for emergency situations. Ensure the safety of researchers through lab safety training and collaborative compliance measures. Create a communication architecture that allows for efficient emergency response and business continuity planning.
Support the achievement of Oregon State’s mission and goals by building an integrated planning and budgeting system that engages the university community. Incorporate information from planning activities throughout all levels of the university. Align planning across academic and administrative functions, as well as across various fund sources.
Develop an efficient and effective way to deliver and track critical and mandatory training for all employees. Identify pathways and support for continued professional growth and career development.
Build and maintain physical infrastructures that respond to the needs of the Oregon State Community. Identify and prioritize the best ways to utilize limited resources to preserve the university for future generations.