University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Strategic Planning Toolkit for U of M Units

Peter Radcliffe, executive director, Planning and Analysis
Christine Frazier, assistant director, Planning and Analysis

Overview of the Project

The Office of Planning & Analysis supports the strategic directions and decisions of the University of Minnesota's executive leadership by providing information, analysis, and coordination of academic capital planning, institutional research, space management, and special projects.

UMN engages in system-wide strategic planning and goal setting. However, UMN comprises programmatic and geographically diverse campuses, colleges, and units in a decentralized model. There is a desire for flexible, accessible resources that units at all levels can utilize to guide their planning within the framework of the University’s four pillars of excellence.

Project Goals

  • Identify and compile current documentation that outlines the University’s strategies, priorities, and decision-making processes.
  • Identify and compile examples of successful planning processes, models, and resources.
  • Compile content for online planning toolkit for units comprised of information above.
  • Make recommendations to inform communication strategy for promotion of toolkit.

Project Team

Team Members

Meredith Fisher
Administrative Director
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Mentor: Lisa Warren

Amber Peifer Fox
Student Programs Manager
Law School
Mentor: Kate Stuckert

Paige Rohman
Assistant to the Dean and Associate Deans
College of Design
Mentor: Suzanne Bardouche

Chuck Semrow
Senior Development Officer
Minnesota Medical Foundation
Mentor: Scott Meyer

Brian Vetter
Radiation Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
Mentor: Kathleen O'Brien