Courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Money and Management Section, Pomona has announced a new strategic plan.
Pomona's strategic-planning committee opted to put together the plan on its own, without retaining an outside consulting firm, whose services have become the norm for most colleges. The process began with seven faculty-led committees, which were encouraged to do "blue-sky thinking" in strategic areas and not to even consider costs. Their work was picked up by a planning committee of 20 members, including trustees, faculty members, students, and the president.Some of the plans' highlights include
After two years of studies, meetings, drafts, and revisions, Pomona unveiled a 23-page draft plan in September.
plans for increasing enrollment by as much as 150 students, and increasing research opportunities through a bulked-up sabbatical system for faculty members.After Claremont McKenna President Pamela Gann was caught dancing to "I'm a Barby Girl," one wonders what Pomona Pres. David W. Oxtoby will dance to when his big break comes along. My recommendation is here.