Para Hulo' | UOG Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Para Hulo' | The Process

Para Hulo' | UOG Strategic Plan 2019-2024

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Para Hulo' Strategic Plan 2019-2024

In January 2019, the 11th president of the University of Guam, Thomas W. Krise, launched a new strategic planning process designed to build on the University's strengths and capacities developed over the last 20 years.

The five-year plan, dubbed "Para Hulo'" -- CHamoru for the University's Latin motto "excelsior," or "ever upward" -- will prepare the University for its next WASC Senior College & University Commission accreditation site visit in 2024 and continue the University's desired trajectory toward greatness.

The Process

The two-phase strategic planning process took place from February to August 2019.

President Krise created a Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) composed of the 16-member President's Council and other members of the University community recognized by their colleagues as being exemplary employees with a strong commitment to improving the University.

The entire University community contributed ideas and input through several surveys and feedback through town hall meetings. The SPC analyzed, discussed, and identified the best and most impactful ideas for the University going forward. The SPC then developed a new Vision Statement and an expanded Mission Statement for the University and identified values shared by the entire University community.

Phase One

The first phase of the Para Hulo' Strategic Planning process engaged the University community with several surveys designed to gather ideas, information, and input from all faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni. 

Transforming Lives, Advancing Communities

  • Respect and Supportiveness
  • Honesty, Integrity, Trustworthiness, and Dependability
  • High Standards
  • Diversity
  • Community Engagement
  • Sustainability and Campus Beauty
  • Innovation and Proactivity

Ina, Deskubre, Setbe
To Enlighten, To Discover, To Serve

The University of Guam empowers the region by uniting island wisdom with universal sources of enlightenment to support exceptional education, discovery, and service that respect and benefit local and global communities.

  1. Being recognized as a Research University centered in island wisdom
  2. Leading as a Partnership University
  3. Enriching the Student Experience
  4. Becoming a model for Operations and Customer Service in Guam and Micronesia
  5. Growing our Financial Resources
  6. Building and sustaining our Infrastructure

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Phase Two

During the second phase of the process, the SPC analyzed, discussed, and identified the best and most impactful ideas for the University going forward. Prioritization criteria, goals and objectives, and corresponding projects and programs were developed for the strategic plan.

  • Stable public funding plus revenue generation
  • Improved student-faculty engagement
  • Increased public visibility / fostering public confidence in UOG
  • Recognition that UOG is a worthy investment
  • Cultivating alumni relationships
  • Improved facilities
  • Improved student experience
  1. Fit to Mission

    Meets relevant demand and is aligned to institutional mission

  2. Student Experience

    Substantially improves the student experience and ensures that the students are receiving appropriate services in line with the financial contributions they make to the University

  3. Contribution to the Public Good

    In critical need areas in Guam and the region, such as economy, defense, health care, and education

  4. Viability

    Is the initiative likely to produce current and future expertise and research needed for Guam and the region?

  5. Quality of Program / Activity

    Improves the quality of academic, research, extension and outreach, and/or administrative functions

  6. Financial Sustainability and Efficiency, Productivity

    Net return on investment over 3-5 years and sustainably fundable

  7. Environmental Sustainability

    Promotes projects that have a positive social and/or environmental impact

  8. Values

    Honors the values of respetu and inafa'amaolek

  9. Demand and Relationships

    Fills an untapped formal or informal educational niche, or the expansion based on a large enough market base

  10. Cultural Contribution

    In critical local and regional contexts

Goals, objectives, projects, and programs were developed by the SPC under each Strategic Initiative.

Contact Information

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