Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Committees

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Charge

The responsibility of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee is to steer the process -- to provide direction and counsel, under the oversight of NYU Steinhardt leadership, throughout the strategic planning process.

Working closely with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A), the School’s consultants, the Steering Committee will listen to input from the range of stakeholders, aggregate and synthesize data collected throughout the planning process, and shape the outcomes into plans for the School.

The Steering Committee will meet regularly with K&A in an iterative process to monitor progress, review pertinent documents, provide feedback, make recommendations regarding the planning process and communication with the NYU Steinhardt community, and refine successive versions of the emerging strategic plan within the established mission and core values of the school.

Nominations

During the week of February 6th, we invited all members of the Steinhardt community to nominate individuals to serve on the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.  We solicited nominations from all faculty, students, administrators and staff, and also reached out to representative groups to encourage them to nominate possible participants.  More than 100 people were nominated to serve on this committee.  Dean Brabeck consulted with the Advisory Group and other School leaders on the final selection.

We asked community members to nominate individuals to the Steering Committee who are:

  • Highly engaged within Steinhardt and NYU and willing to act as a friendly critic;
  • Influential and respected within the Steinhardt community;
  • Committed to the short- and long-term successes of the plan and the process;
  • Willing and able to commit the necessary time to the planning process;
  • Highly knowledgeable of the history, structure, and culture of NYU Steinhardt;
  • Able to think strategically;
  • Creative cross-departmental thinkers;
  • Representative of the diversity of the School;
  • Creative, practical and pragmatic.

Our goal was to form a Steering Committee comprised of 16-20 people, reflecting the breadth of our constituents and academic units. They will meet regularly over the coming months to monitor our progress, review information, make recommendations regarding the planning process and communication with the NYU Steinhardt community, and refine successive versions of the emerging strategic plan within the established mission and core values of the School.

Members

The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee:

  • Offiong Aqua, Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational and Physical Therapy, Departments of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Mitchell Batavia, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Jennifer Berg, Clinical Associate Professor of Food Studies, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; master's program director
  • James Fraser, Professor of History and Education, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Profession and Department of Teaching and Learning; director of undergraduate studies in Teaching and Learning and former department chair
  • Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media and English, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and Department of English (Faculty of Arts and Science)
  • Roselee Goldberg, Clinical Associate Professor of Visual Arts Administration, Department of Art and Art Professions (through August 2012)
  • Bart Grachan, Director, Community College Transfer Opportunity Program; Doctoral student in Higher and Postsecondary Education
  • John Johnson, Director of Research (through August 2012)
  • Ted Magder, Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; former department chair
  • Joseph McDonald, Professor of English Education, Department of Teaching and Learning; former associate dean;
  • Mary McShane, Grant Specialist, Department of Teaching and Learning (beginning September 2012)
  • Gigliana Melzi, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology; director of undergraduate studies
  • Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology
  • Gerald Pryor, Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Department of Art and Art Professions (beginning September 2012)
  • Ron Sadoff, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
  • Joe Salvatore, Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Theatre, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Chair
  • Christina Reuterskiold, Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Sharon Weinberg, Professor of Applied Statistics and Psychology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions; former vice provost for academic affairs
  • Lindsay Wright, Associate Dean for Planning and Communication, ex officio

Student liaisons:

  • Christian Acevedo, Master's candidate, Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy; liaison to the Graduate Student Organization (beginning September 2012)
  • Rasheda Simpson, Master's candidate, Department of Applied Psychology; alternate liaison to the Graduate Student Organization (beginning September 2012)
  • Brian Dooley, Master's candidate, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology; liaison to the Graduate Student Organization (through May 2012 only)
  • Michelle Infantolino, Baccalaureate Candidate in Science Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, liaison to the Undergraduate Student Government
  • Robert Moeller, PhD candidate in Developmental Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, liaison to doctoral students, Co-Chair

 The SPSC concluded its work on March 13, 2013.

Strategic Priorities Group

Charge #1 (March-May 2013)

Building on the exceptional work done by the SPSC and the many ideas contributed by faculty, administrators and students during the interim period of reflection and discussion in February and March, the work of this newly appointed group of faculty (including some SPSC members), administrators, and deans will focus of making the strategic plan a practical and actionable document.  The Strategic Priorities Group will sharpen the language of the plan, identify and retain the most actionable and highest priority objectives, and produce a final version of the document that is accessible, innovative, and meaningful.

The Group concluded its first round of priority setting at the end of May 2013.

Charge #2 (September-December 2013)

The reconstituted Strategic Priorities Group (SPG), led by members of the faculty, will convene in September 2013 to review, deliberate, and recommend priorities among activities that may be implemented to achieve the objectives of NYU Steinhardt’s strategic plan. In doing its work, SPG will

(1) build upon the earlier efforts of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Strategic Priorities Group from Spring 2013, and Implementation Planning Group;

(2) review the valuable resource of 1300 categorized activities recommended by faculty and administrators, as prepared by the Implementation Planing Group during summer 2013; and

(3) consult with administrative staff on matters of costs and resources.

By the end of the 2013 Fall semester, SPG will recommend high-priority activities for implementation during academic year 2013-14 and establish responsibility, sequencing and timelines, and assessment criteria for each of the recommended activities.

The Group concluded its second round of priority setting at the end of December 2013.

Members

The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the Strategic Priorities Group:

  • Mitchell Batavia, Co-Chair (Spring); Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Jennifer Berg, Clinical Associate Professor of Food Studies, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; master's program director
  • Ginelle John, Enrollment Administrator and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Occupational Therapy (Spring only)
  • Kristie Koenig, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy (Fall only)
  • Ted Magder, Associate Professor, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; former department chair
  • Mary McShane, Grant Specialist, Department of Teaching and Learning (beginning September 2012)
  • Paris Mourgues, Office Manager, Research and Doctoral Studies
  • Shondel Nero, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning (Spring only)
  • Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education (Fall only)
  • Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Clinical Associate Professor of Arts Administration, Department of Art and Art Professions
  • Christina Reuterskiold, Associate Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Robert Rowe, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies; Professor of Music and Music Education ex officio
  • Joe Salvatore, Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Theatre, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
  • Edward Seidman, Professor of Applied Psychology
  • Frances Stage, Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology
  • Lisa Stulberg, Co-Chair; Associate Professor of Educational Sociology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in in the Professions
  • Marita Sturken, Professor Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Catherine Tamis-Lemonda, Professor of Applied Psychology
  • William Wesbrooks, Music Assistant Professor of Music and Music Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
  • Lindsay Wright, Associate Dean for Planning and Communication ex officio
Implementation Planning Group

Charge

During summer 2013, the Implementation Planning Group (IPG) will have responsibility for (1) reviewing responses to the June, 2013 survey of faculty and administrators, in which respondents rated the goals and ranked the objectives of the Strategic Plan, and (2) preparing the activities suggested by respondents to the survey for prioritization by a faculty group. IPG will review, categorize, and identify themes among the activities, completing this phase of its work before the beginning of the new academic year. 

Then, after a faculty group establishes priorities among these activities and determines responsibility, sequencing, and assessment criteria for their implementation, IPG will re-convene to identify resource requirements, including costs, for activities recommended for implementation during academic year 2013/2014. 

This group will build upon the exceptional work done by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the Strategic Priorities Group, as well as the many ideas of administrators, faculty, staff and students collected over the past 16 months.

This Group concluded its first set of activities in mid August, 2013.

Members

The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the Implementation Planning Group:

  • Mitchell Batavia, Co-Chair; Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Jennifer Berg, Clinical Associate Professor of Food Studies, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; master's program director
  • Leslie Brown, Executive Director, Budget
  • Ken Castronuovo, Department Administrator, Art and Art Professions
  • Erich Dietrich, Assistant Dean for Global and Academic Affairs
  • Robert Knight, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
  • Barbara Kotlikoff, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
  • Mary McShane, Grant Specialist, Department of Teaching and Learning (beginning September 2012)
  • Joe Salvatore, Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Theatre, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
  • Lisa Stulberg, Co-Chair; Associate Professor of Educational Sociology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in in the Professions
  • Lindsay Wright, Associate Dean for Planning and Communication


Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is a small group of faculty, students, and administrators from across Steinhardt who provide informal feedback to Steinhardt senior leadership on the Strategic Planning process. In the early stages of the planning process, this group advised the Dean on the scope of the project, consulting firms, and timeline. As the process moves forward, this group will meet periodically to provide suggestions for improving the strategic planning process.

Members include:

  • Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
  • Bart Grachan, Director, Community College Transfer Opportunity Program; Doctoral student in higher education and student affairs
  • Ted Magder, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication; former department chair
  • Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education; Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education; joint appointments in the Departments of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions, Teaching and Learning, and Sociology (Faculty of Arts and Science)
  • Ron Sadoff, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions; parent; alumnus
  • Meryle Weinstein, Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions
  • Beth Weitzman, Vice Dean: Professor of Health and Public Policy
  • Lindsay Wright, Associate Dean for Planning and Communication