This web page chronicles processes and results of strategic planning at Otis since 2002. Some documents require Otis login to view. Updates and postings are made here as milestones are reached.
2014-19 Strategic Planning
In 2018, Otis will celebrate 100 years of excellence in art and design education. During the 2013-14 academic year, the College has embarked on a year-long, highly participatory process to create a new Strategic Plan, which will guide the College through the Otis Centennial Celebration and beyond, from Fall 2014 through Spring 2019.
The Strategic Plan for 2014-19 will serve as a follow-up to the successful 2010-13 Strategic Bridge Plan (SBP), which was designed to focus attention on a group of top College priorities within a brief three-year timeframe. The 2014-19 Strategic Plan will include ongoing objectives launched from the SBP—including faculty and student workload, multi-year faculty and staff compensation plans, assessment of the new Institutional Learning Outcomes, and others—as well as new areas of strategic importance, to be developed by the entire Otis Community.
The strategic planning process will engage a wide range of Otis stakeholders, including internal constituencies (faculty, staff, and students) and external constituencies (Otis trustees and governors, alumni, key industry leaders). Most planning work will be incorporated into existing committees and working groups so that campus members can be engaged widely and organically.
The process will take place in five phases:
Seven Strategic Pathways
President Samuel Hoi set the stage for the strategic planning process in a State of the College Address on August 21, 2013, at a convening of all faculty and staff. He provided a holistic definition of Otis success and laid out seven Strategic Pathways for Otis’ next phase of development. The seven Strategic Pathways are interrelated and interdependent. Each one drives the others, and together they lead to the mission-centric, externally recognized, and sustainable college that we envision.
A Guide for Strategic Planning
To help the campus community prepare for meaningful participation in the strategic planning process, a planning guide entitled "Mapping the Future: The Otis Centennial and Beyond" has been developed and widely distributed. It provides succinct descriptions of the seven Strategic Pathways.
Two Kick-off Forums
Faculty and staff convened on November 14th and 20th, 2013 to launch planning efforts through open discussion of the strategic pathways and brainstorming exercises that provided input for the plan.