Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Executive Division > Office of the President > FHSU Profile - Duty To Dream
Under its strategic plan, Duty to Dream, Fort Hays State University has established seven "design elements" to carry it successfully into the year 2020:
Action plans are a key component of the strategic planning process. Each fall, academic departments and support offices submit action plans requesting funding for new positions and programs. The process requires applicants to describe the request, document the funding need and show how the request would advance the strategic plan. A committee headed by the president reviews the requests, assigns priorities and approves them according to available funding. The FHSU strategic plan is designed to support the higher education initiatives of the governor of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Regents’ strategic plan that was adopted in September 2010. Called Foresight 2020, that plan sets long-range achievement goals to ensure the state's higher education system meets Kansans' expectations.
A redesign of the strategic plan in 2012 reduced the overall number of strategic goals from six to three but retained many of the original measures. The three strategic goals of Foresight 2020 are to:
In 2000, with the support of the Kansas Board of Regents, Fort Hays State embraced a new model of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. Called the Academic Quality Improvement Program, or AQIP, the process allows member institutions to adopt the guiding principles of continuous quality improvement as their guiding force, and institutional mission serves as the foundation for judging success.
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