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Santa Clara 2020: History and Development of the Integrated Strategic Plan
Santa Clara 2020, the University's integrated strategic plan, is the product of almost a decade of planning and consultation at all levels of the University. The plan integrates Santa Clara's enrollment, facilities, and strategic aspirations in an unparalleled fashion, honoring the University's historical mission while building upon its current strengths and emerging opportunities.
Evolution of the Planning Process
Mid-2014 through Late 2014
Refining the Santa Clara 2020 Plan
Faculty and staff discuss critical components and develop elaborated descriptions that include the following brief sections:
The President consults with advisors who evaluate each component based on philanthropic feasibility, realistic aspirations, necessity, value proposition, and institutional reputation.
Integration of Strategic, Enrollment, and Facilities Master Plans
Refinement of Strategic Goals and Development of Objectives
Fifty faculty and staff serving on six advisory committees, one for each goal, propose a set of compelling, concrete, and realistic objectives to advance the University, along with quantifiable metrics to support each of the working goals. The Provost's Office and administrative leaders identify resources required to achieve the critical components associated with each working goal and proposed objective.
Definition of the Strategic Priorities
Inspired by the Future Directions conversations, the University articulates five Strategic Priorities undergirding a strategic vision:
Early Inspiration for the Strategic Priorities
President Paul Locatelli, S.J., convenes Future Directions, a series of conversations to engage the entire University in exploring ways to “enhance the quality and distinctiveness of Santa Clara and its Jesuit educational mission and provide greater clarity and advancement of the strategic initiative of integrated education.”