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Liaison Leslie Kruser
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2012
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STARS v1.0

Judson University
PAE-2: Strategic Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Leslie Kruser
Assistant Professor
Business
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Year the strategic plan or equivalent was completed or adopted:
2,008

Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the environmental dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Objective Two of Judson's Strategic Plan is:

"Judson will allocate resources, analyze its processes, and plan carefully so that the University can better fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities."

There is a subcategory "Natural Resources" under this objective that includes goals such as seeking LEED certification and being environmentally sustainable, and stabilizing erosion along Tyler Creek.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the social dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the social dimensions of sustainability:

Objective One of Judson's Strategic Plan is:

"Judson University will operate with integrity to fulfill its mission using structures and processes that involve the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students."

There is a subcategory "Diversity" under this objective that outlines specific diversity goals such as increased engagement with the Hispanic community of Elgin, a commitment to recruit diverse faculty and staff, and to increase the representation of diverse groups in senior leadership. Similarly, the University committed to foster an environment that values the discussion of difficult issues such as immigration and racial inclusion.

Additionally Objective Two of the Strategic Plan regarding resources has a subcategory for "Human Resources." Recommendations in this area include regularly conducting job satisfaction surveys,improving communication with employees, and involving all employees in the strategic planning process.

Objective Three of the Judson Strategic Plan is as follows:

"Judson will provide evidence of student learning, teaching effectiveness, character development, and spiritual formation that demonstrates the University is fulfilling its mission."

One of the recommendations under this objective is to
"continue to strengthen the various learning environments, making sure to balance the needs of all students: traditional and adult, resident and commuter, graduate and undergraduate."

Objective Four of the strategic plan states,

"Judson University will promote a life of learning and spiritual maturation for its faculty, administrators, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, worship, holiness, Christian practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission."

Goals in this area include such things as offering educational benefits to faculty and staff, enriching the lives of students through various initiatives that address all human dimensions - physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual, and increasing campus diversity and cultural awareness.

Objective Five of the Strategic Plan is as follows:

"Consistent with its mission, Judson University will identify its constituent stakeholders and serve them in ways both will value."

The plan outlines specific goals in this area by stakeholder group, including students, employees, the Academy, the Church, the local region, the world, volunteers, and alumni.


Does the institution's strategic plan or equivalent guiding document include the economic dimensions of sustainability at a high level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the strategic plan or amendment addresses the economic dimensions of sustainability:

Objective Two of the Strategic Plan that addresses resources has a subcategory for "Fiscal Resources." Goals in this area include promoting economic sustainability by balancing the budget annually, and increasing giving and endowments.

Additionally, Objective Three (see above)speaks to Judson providing evidence that the University is fulfilling its mission. Accountabiliy in this area will ensure that the University has long-term viability.


The website URL where information about the strategic plan is available:
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Judson will be working on a new strategic plan soon. A committee has drafted a vision document that is currently being reviewed by community members. The draft vision statement includes sustainability at a high level.

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