PVM Charts Course with New Strategic Plan

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has adopted a new Strategic Plan covering the period of 2015-2020.  The plan synthesizes the creative input of the College’s faculty, staff, students and stakeholders into a game plan for future growth and development.  “Guided by a capable and experienced consultant, we forged this plan through extensive discussion and analysis,” said Dean Willie Reed.  The final version was reviewed by the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty in April.

Initially, College stakeholders provided feedback through internal and external surveys, and the survey results were evaluated at a faculty retreat. Next, teams of faculty and staff proposed objectives within the broad strategic themes of education, discovery and engagement. Through the work of these teams, several focus areas applicable to all three strategic themes emerged, leading to the development of a strategic plan matrix by the College leadership. The focus areas are:  Programmatic Excellence; Collegiality and Collaboration; Food Animal Focus; Investing in People; and Investing in Infrastructure.

“This plan utilizes a matrix that links our strengths to several focus areas through which we can uniquely and profoundly influence and advance veterinary medical education, discovery and engagement,” Dean Reed said.  He thanked all of the faculty, staff and students who participated in the development of the plan, and all of the College stakeholders who provided valuable feedback by responding to the surveys.  “The team oriented approach was appreciated and critical to developing our vision for continuous improvement while upholding our core values,” Dean Reed explained. “The result of this process will be significant and measureable progress toward fulfilling our mission of advancing global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement.”

A complete summary of the new strategic plan is being prepared and will be posted on the Purdue Veterinary Medicine website soon, as well as on the PVM ePubs app.

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