Para Hulo' | UOG 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 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.
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
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.
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.
Meets relevant demand and is aligned to institutional mission
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
In critical need areas in Guam and the region, such as economy, defense, health care, and education
Is the initiative likely to produce current and future expertise and research needed for Guam and the region?
Improves the quality of academic, research, extension and outreach, and/or administrative functions
Net return on investment over 3-5 years and sustainably fundable
Promotes projects that have a positive social and/or environmental impact
Honors the values of respetu and inafa'amaolek
Fills an untapped formal or informal educational niche, or the expansion based on a large enough market base
In critical local and regional contexts
Goals, objectives, projects, and programs were developed by the SPC under each Strategic Initiative.
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