Strategic Direction Team “B” Objectives

Strategic Direction Team B: Objectives
“Redefining Ourselves as Oklahoma’s Metropolitan University”

Charge: Team B for the first 90 days of its operations should:

  1. Determine the Metro area’s educational service needs. Geographically, the task group will concentrate on the seven counties of the Oklahoma City Statistical Metropolitan Area. The team should gather information on:
  2. Conduct secondary research by gathering reports and vision statements from associations, government agencies and other sources to provide a full-spectrum of views on the future goals and directions for the Metro. This assessment should include the perspectives of business, industry, local and state government, non-profit organizations and PK16.
  3. Conduct primary research through interviews, meetings or other direct contact with regional leaders whom the task group believes will qualitatively advance its research.
  4. Synthesize and analyze this data to uncover common themes.
  5. Align the data with UCO’s programs to determine opportunities for expansion, extension or customization of our academic programs to assist in work force training and economic development.
  6. Align the data with UCO’s programs to assess capacity to enhance the metro’s quality of life by addressing identified social services needs.
  7. Offer analysis and insight into potential future partnerships that are beneficial to UCO and will fulfill our institutional vision statement.

Further Group B tasks during the 2013 calendar year are likely to include:

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