5-year strategic plan development

Committee members

  • Atul Kelkar, Professor (Committee Chair)
  • Robert Brown, Professor
  • Soumik Sarkar, Assistant Professor
  • John Wagner, Academic Adviser
  • Barbara Lograsso, Senior Lecturer & Diversity Coordinator
  • Ashton Archer, graduate student
  • Carolyn Darling, undergraduate student

Objectives

  1. Provide flexible directions and goals, without being overly prescriptive.
  2. Provide alignment with the organization with respect to mission, vision and objectives of each level: department, college, university and state levels. We can achieve the most when all levels pull together towards mutually compatible ends.
  3. Respond to current and anticipated conditions over the next 5 years, to the extent that they are known. The 5-year strategic plan will interpret the long-range goals in a more immediate context.

Charge to committee

5-year Strategic Plan: 2017:2022

Constituent forums

Constituent forums are being planned for Spring 2016 to provide faculty, staff, students, and alumni with opportunities to comment on the draft and provide additional input. A partial list of planned forums include:

  • Faculty forum: Monday, January 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 2004 Black Engineering Bldg
  • Staff forum: Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 2004 Black Engineering Bldg
  • Grad student forum: Wed. January 27th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2004 Black Engineering Bldg
  • Undergrad student forum: January 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m., 2004 Black Engineering Bldg.
  • Industry/Alumni forum during ME Industry Advisory Council meeting, Friday, April 15, 2016, 2004 Black Engineering Bldg

Your comments, questions are welcome

The group working on the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s 5-year strategic plan would like to hear from you any time you have a comment or question. Please email your comments and questions to me-strategicplan@iastate.edu.

Background documents