Computer Information Systems Receives 2003 Award for Excellence in Strategic Planning

The Association for Strategic Planning awarded the Computer Information Systems department the 2003 Excellence in Strategic Planning Award in the ?Not-for-Profit Organization? category.

The award was presented to department chair Steven Curl at the association?s third annual conference, Strategy in Action, on Oct. 14 in Los Angeles.

Curl and two professors were part of the Development Plan Committee, which led faculty on a retreat where they discussed ways to create a strategic plan suitable for the department. The inspiration for the new plan came from the need to stretch current resources to accommodate the department?s growing needs.

The department focused on online teaching, reorganizing specialization tracks with the department?s curricula, giving more priority to graduate education and expanding outreach to high school, community college and reentry students.

The Association for Strategic Planning is a California-based not-for-profit professional association focused on strategic planning and strategic management. They initiated the award program to encourage excellence and innovation in strategic planning.

Entries were judged on Mission/Vision/Advantage, External Assessment, Internal Assessment, Plans and Objectives, Innovation and Top-Management Participation.