Strategic priorities informed by DFA Framework for Success 

The Division of Finance and Administration’s strategic initiatives arise from the DFA Framework for Success key performance indicators and key activities, together with OSU’s broader context. The division's strategic priorities, projects and actions are intended to advance OSU’s strategic goals.

DFA senior leaders started in fall 2021 to refine the Division of Finance and Administration’s strategic initiatives for fiscal years 2022 through 2026, which will guide the division’s investments, projects and actions. They considered anticipated funding levels, the near-term needs of the university community and other factors to establish this list of priorities:

  • Continue to modernize administrative processes
  • Determine the future of work in the DFA (identify long-term strategies for accommodating hybrid and remote work)
  • Continue to modernize academic and research infrastructure
  • Advance a safe and inclusive environment for all community members
  • Be an employer of choice within the Division of Finance and Administration

This short list of major priorities helps units across the Division of Finance and Administration focus limited resources on projects and actions that are most important to OSU stakeholders.

 

Strategic Initiatives and Projects

The DFA leadership team is currently developing a matrix that maps out major initiatives and projects according to the Framework for Success key performance indicators (KPIs) and the strategic priorities listed above. Many of these projects are multi-year and many are already underway.

By mapping out critical projects according to the division’s key activities, DFA staff can ensure that progress continues on all fronts. Based on these priorities, units create annual action plans that identify necessary resources along with performance measures to gauge teams’ progress.

This page will be updated in summer 2022 with more information about the division's strategic initiatives for FY22-26.