Advancing the departments of Kinesiology through strategic planning and assessment
Institutions of higher education are faced with challenges to meet demands for increased student enrollment, expanded research productivity, and higher expectations for accreditation and accountability. Institutions have adopted strategic planning and assessment processes to meet these challenges and have held the academic departments responsible for using planning and assessment to improve effectiveness and efficiency in their teaching, research, and service. However, for strategic planning to be an effective method for guiding departments, the departmental administrators, faculty, and staff also must be engaged in the process. Universities find it helpful to consult with strategic planning specialists external to the institution to help faculty understand and use strategic planning. The American Kinesiology Association (AKA) is pleased to offer workshops on strategic planning and assessment to its member Departments of Kinesiology.
The AKA Strategic Planning and Assessment Support Program will provide Departments of Kinesiology a resource to help advance their departments by establishing, using, and sustaining a meaningful strategic planning process. The services provided through this program are tailored to the specific needs of the individual department. In general, the program will provide support in three stages: Preparation: Overview of current university processes and departmental needs; Workshop: One or two day on-campus planning retreat for department; Review: Follow-up on the department’s planning and assessment activities. This program is provided to AKA member departments without charge (other than travel expenses incurred with the on-campus visit). Planning and assessment support beyond what is offered in this program is available with consulting fees negotiated.
Dr. T. Gilmour Reeve, Vice Provost for Academics and Planning at Louisiana State University, has agreed to serve as a strategic planning facilitator for AKA’s member departments. Dr. Reeve has extensive training and experience in working with academic departments on planning and assessment. He served as Director of Strategic Planning in the Office of the President at Texas Tech University from 2002 – 2008 and is a 2007 graduate of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Planning Institute. Additionally, Dr. Reeve chaired the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences at Tech from 1999 – 2004. He has facilitated numerous strategic planning and assessment activities at the departmental and university levels and has made presentations at professional meetings on these topics.
For additional information and to schedule an AKA Strategic Planning and Assessment Support Program for your department contact Dr. Amelia Lee, AKA Executive Director, email@example.com or phone (225) 578-3551.