W2 Strategic Planning to Build Campus Identity, Vision, and Image
This interactive session introduces an innovative stakeholder-driven process for strategic planning and implementation. Key integrated planning principles inform the case study exercise, which is designed to foster application of participatory planning principles on attendees’ own campuses. This workshop is intended to be capacity-building and problem-solving; there will be ample time for discussion, and attendees should prepare questions in advance based on their own experiences and challenges they face developing and implementing strategic plans.
Susan K. Hippensteele currently serves as Strategic Planning Coordinator in the Office of the Chancellor of the University of Hawai’I at Manoa. In that position she is responsible for teams involving more that 100 students, faculty, staff and alumni that are charged with implementing Achieving Our Destiny, the 2011-2015 UHM Strategic Plan. From 2010 to 2011, she chaired the UH-Manoa Faculty Senate; during that time she developed and led a stakeholder-driven strategic planning process involving more than 1300 participants. She served UH-Manoa as Special Assistant for Accreditation in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 2008-2011, guiding the writing teams that drafted the CPR and EER reports that led to a 10-year term of reaccreditation. Hippensteele has conducted numerous sessions and workshops for national and international audiences on strategic planning and accreditation. She continues to teach and maintains an active research program focused on high impact classroom pedagogies for undergraduate science literacy and critical thinking skill acquisition; other interests include recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM fields. She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from UH-Manoa in 1991 and a J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2001. She has been on the faculty at UH-Manoa since 1992.