Strategic Program Alignment
MSU Billings and City College are currently in the process of Strategic Program Alignment. The current realignment process is a response to national and regional trends in declining and changing demand for higher education, as well as recent budgetary pressures. We recognize that the declines in enrollment are not a reflection of poor performance on the academic side of our institution. Nonetheless, to position ourselves in a strategic manner from which we and our students can benefit in coming years, we need to take a hard look at our offerings to ensure that they are in line with current student needs, marketplace demands, and our potential.
This webpage serves as a resource for the community and will be updated as new material become available.
November 30, 2018
Kick off meeting: elect chair(s), begin discussion of criteria and set meetings for the duration of the effort
December 3 or 4, 2018
Announcement to campus about Strategic Program Alignment Process and presentation of indicators to help Programs begin report writing released. Website creation.
December 14, 2018
Criteria for departments due to Provost
January 25, 2019
Program Reports due to Strategic Program Alignment Committee
February 8, 2019
Recommendations due to Provost/Provost shares results with Deans
February 11, 2019
Provost and Deans meet to finalize recommendations to Chancellor
February 15, 2019
Recommendations due to Chancellor