March is a pivotal time of year in the Augusta University calendar as the campus hosts the annual Planning and Resource Alignment Hearings.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the hearings, which provide a platform for deans, vice presidents and other administrative leaders to share progress updates on the achievements of their colleges, schools and divisions. In addition, these leaders will propose their priorities for the upcoming year, noting how their efforts align to the university’s strategic plan, Creating a Legacy Like No Other.
The hearings will be hosted in-person in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Coffeehouse, Room 235, with a livestream option available. Presentations are scheduled for the mornings of March 20-24, with each presentation followed by questions and feedback from a panel of the institution’s executive vice presidents.
Campus leaders and their teams have been working hard to develop their own five-year strategic plans that align with the greater university plan.
“These presentations provide glimpses into some of the great progress made under the first year of Creating a Legacy and into some of the bold steps included in the strategic alignment plans,” said Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “More importantly, the hearings highlight how leaders and their teams will take bold steps to help AU continue to thrive, particularly with the strategic and interwoven priorities of the strategic plan.”
MacKinnon serves alongside Russell Keen, EdD, executive vice president for administration and chief of staff to the president, and Yvonne Turner, executive vice president of finance and chief business officer, as the strategic planning project sponsors.
“Achieving our aspirational imperatives will require all of us striving together and upholding our institutional value of collegiality,” said Keen. “The hearings provide the opportunity to leverage current and identify new collaborative opportunities.”
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“As I referenced at the January workshop, it is important for units to be creative in utilizing existing funds to achieve their goals,” said Turner. “This is an exciting time for AU and requires all of us to be good stewards of our resources, and the hearings allow units to highlight how they are doing just that.”
Visit the planning webpage for the full schedule of presentations and additional hearings materials, including the presentation template. The link to attend the sessions virtually will be posted closer to the start of the hearings.
Email Institutional Effectiveness with questions about the hearings.