Strategic Alignment and Plan

In 2019, our College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) undertook a year-long strategic alignment and planning process. Our goal was to listen closely so that we might identify priorities for our work.

But just as importantly, we sought to bring together faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders to have conversations that would lead to discovery and alignment, positively impacting our organizational culture—improving “the way we do things” around here.

Creating or improving organizational culture strengthens our community, collegiality, and collaborative atmosphere. It also strengthens both internal and external partnerships rooted in shared values, core principles, mission, and vision.

During 2019, a total of 467 people provided input during one of our 21 in person meetings (and an additional 522 people responded via five online surveys). Participants included students, staff, and faculty within our college, as well as individuals from other colleges, partner organizations, funders, and stakeholders.

During our alignment conversations, the ideas of commitment and accountability, how we can act as one-college, and how we act responsibly and with integrity, were all articulated.

Our community clearly wants change. They said they want to improve our culture, communications, collaboration, outreach, teaching, operations, facilities, efficiencies, and processes. People want to find the best way possible to serve our stakeholders as we move into the future.Dean Kress

More information on our strategic alignment and planning process is available in the CFAES Strategic Alignment PDF.

Sincerely,

Cathann Kress signature

Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
 


CFAES Values


CFAES Collegewide Goals


Printable One-Pager of Values and Goals

 


 CFAES Current Initiatives

CFAES INITIATIVES
GOAL 1
Students First
GOAL 2
Innovative Scholarship
GOAL 3
Capacity Building
GOAL 4
Partner of Choice
GOAL 5
Resource Stewardship
STATUS
LEAD Contact

Students First     Partner of Choice   Ongoing Dr. Kris Boone

Students First   Capacity Building     Ongoing Dr. Kathy Lechman

  Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building Partner of Choice   Ongoing Sam Custer

Students First Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building     Ongoing Dr. Mary Rodriguez

  Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building Partner of Choice   Ongoing Sam Custer

Students First     Partner of Choice   In Process Dr. Maurice Eastridge &
Dr. Mary Rodriguez 

Students First   Capacity Building     In Process Dr. Tracy Kitchel

    Capacity Building Partner of Choice   Ongoing Dr. Shannon Washburn

  Innovative Scholarship   Partner of Choice   Ongoing Dr. Jackie Wilkins

  Innovative Scholarship   Partner of Choice   Ongoing Dr. Tim Haab

  Innovative Scholarship   Partner of Choice   Ongoing Dr. Tim Haab

Students First Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building   Resource Stewardship Complete Dr. Graham Cochran

Students First Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building   Resource Stewardship Ongoing Dr. Graham Cochran

Students First Innovative Scholarship   Partner of Choice   In Process Dean Cathann Kress

  Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building     Ongoing Dr. Gary Pierzynski

Students First       Resource Stewardship In Process Dr. Jeff Sharp

Students First Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building Partner of Choice   In Process Dr. Gary Pierzynski

  Innovative Scholarship Capacity Building Partner of Choice   Ongoing Heather Raymond

Students First Innovative Scholarship   Partner of Choice Resource Stewardship Ongoing Dr. Graham Cochran