As you heard in the President’s recent State of the University Address, the PBLG, a group that represents all constituents of our faculty and staff, has been working on a new Strategic Plan (Focus 2020) that will guide the University through the next six years. PSU has been engaged in a detailed and thoughtful strategic planning process for nearly two years, as the previous 5 year plan came to its end in 2012.
Focus 2020 emerged from a series of campus-inclusive activities that took place during Academic Years 2011-2013. These activities included a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis conducted during spring 2012 and open campus forums held during fall 2012. The members of the Cabinet were consulted, information was provided to Department Chairs for feedback, and members of the Planning and Budgeting Leadership Group gathered, organized and refined all of the recommendations and worked together through the fall and early winter of 2013-2014 to generate the attached document.
We need your feedback, so please read and reflect on this document (please click here to review). You have several opportunities to respond. The first is to comment directly on the document (please use Track Changes) and return it via email to Joyce Larson (email@example.com ), the second is by attending one of two scheduled campus forums:
Thursday, April 24th from 8-9AM in the Newfound Room of Prospect Hall
Monday, April 28th from 3-4PM in the Newfound Room of Prospect Hall
On April 29, after the forums have concluded, you will receive a survey via email requesting your feedback on the Plan which will be due by May 5. The final version of Focus 2020 will be available publicly before Commencement.
Feel free to use one or all of these feedback mechanisms – we want to hear from you.
Happy New Year! Because there is very little on the agenda for tomorrow’s PAT meeting, we are going to cancel and wait until our February meeting. Hope everyone has a great day. See you on February 7th!
Ask a PAT! PAT members across campus have tickets available for purchase.
Stop by the PAT Raffle Ticket table in the HUB December 2, 3, 4, 5 between 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Purchase directly from a PAT Fundraising and Benevolence committee member - Lynnette Lawrence (Highland Hall/ext. 5-3220), Angie Ricciardi (Library/ext. 5-2469), Domenica Medaglia (Langdon Woods/ext. 5-3297), and John Scheinman (Holmes House/ext. 5-2805).
The drawing will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013
The Crawford Martin Opportunity Grants (CMOG) were established in 2011 with the intent of providing degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students of Plymouth State University with funding to meet ordinary and extraordinary educational opportunities that enable them to persist in attaining their degrees. These funds are expressly for covering expenses related to educational activity and should be accessed only after other campus funding resources have been pursued.
Students must demonstrate:
1) documented financial need, which will be evaluated by a review of a current on-file FAFSA form.
2) exemplary integrity, as determined by a review of the student's campus judicial file, academic dishonesty file (if applicable) and completed reference from by a PSU faculty or staff reference.
3) a cumulative academic standing of 3.0 or higher.
All forms must be submitted electronically via the on-line form.
Two years ago, facing severe financial challenges in the midst of a prolonged recession, the New Hampshire General Court reduced the appropriation to the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) – Plymouth State University, the University of New Hampshire, Keene State College, and Granite State College – by 49%. Our state appropriation now represents approximately 6% of our operating budget. State support is reflected in our tuition rates and has a direct impact on New Hampshire students and their families.
I am joining the trustees of the University System of New Hampshire and the presidents of the University of New Hampshire, Keene State College and Granite State College to urge the General Court to restore the USNH appropriation to $100 million each for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, the same level as fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011, and to maintain the state’s important commitment to campus academic facilities. USNH pledges to freeze tuition for this period and increase financial aid for students in need.
As you read these pages describing how PSU and the University System of New Hampshire work for our state, I urge you to engage your legislators in conversation about the role higher education plays in the future of New Hampshire and the need to properly fund this important resource for New Hampshire’s future.
Please join the conversation about our partnership with New Hampshire. You may also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Sara Jayne Steen
You are invited to add your voice to the conversation.
For more information on how Plymouth State Works for New Hampshire and how you can help, please contact Stephen Barba, Executive Director of University Relations, at email@example.com.
Safe Walk is being revived in an effort to provide an additional service across the campus and to all residential areas. Safe Walk will provide two safe walk escorts to and from any location across campus when students may not feel safe walking alone. This also will provide residents with visible, accessible, and available paraprofessional student staff and students volunteers.
For more information on Safe Walk, please take a look at the Safe Walk info sheet PDF listed here: Safe Walk Info Sheet
Please contact Sara Noyes (x52260, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
At last month's PAT meeting, Linda Dauer and Terri Dautcher took a few minutes to talk about the Planning and Budgeting Leadership Group(PBLG) and their role here at Plymouth State. Please use the interactive PowerPoint player below to view their presentation (use the double arrow icon to advance to the next slide).