Strategic Plan 2012-2017



Prince Sultan University
Five-Year Strategic Plan
AY 2012-2017

SUMMARY OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES PER STRATEGIC THEME

Strategic Theme 1 : Learning and Teaching

Goal 1 : The university will achieve excellence in faculty performance

Objective 1 : To hire and maintain sufficient number of highly qualified teaching staff based on standards specified by local and international accreditation agencies.
Objective 2 : To provide opportunities to its faculty to update and upgrade their qualifications and skills.
Objective 3 : To conduct periodic and annual performance appraisal and evaluation of teaching staff to address areas for improvement in faculty performance.

Goal 2 : The university will have a dynamic curriculum for all its programs.

Objective 1 : To continuously review and update the curricula of each academic program.

Goal 3 : The university will continuously enhance the quality of its student body.

Objective 1 : To recruit and admit highly qualified high school graduates.
Objective 2 : To provide a high quality instruction to students at the Preparatory Year Level.
Objective 3 : To provide undergraduates with a wide range of subjects, both elective and required, that will increase both their professional competence and employment prospects.
Objective 4 : To provide undergraduates with linguistic and reasoning tools necessary for the successful completion of their studies.
Objective 5 : To produce graduates who are "well-rounded" with broad interest and a sense of community responsibility.

Goal 4 : The university will continue to have state-of-the-art teaching facilities and resources.

Objective 1 : To establish and/or maintain a state-of-the-art classroom and computer laboratories for instructional purposes.
Objective 2 : To continuously increase and update teaching materials and resources.
Objective 3 : To establish a learning management system which include course and instructor websites.

Goal 5 : The university will continuously improve and innovate its teaching pedagogy.

Objective 1 : To effectively integrate learning and teaching technologies into a learner centered environment.


Strategic Theme 2 : Effective and Efficient Faculty, Staff and Student Administrative Management System

Goal 1 : We will provide an effective and efficient faculty and staff management system.

Objective 1 : To review and/or update administration policies and procedures for academic and administrative staff.
Objective 2 : To maintain an efficient and effective recruitment process.
Objective 3 : To provide continuous professional development for academic and administrative staff.

Goal 2 : We will provide an effective and efficient student management system.

Objective 1 : To ensure a simple, reliable and efficient student admission and registration process.
Objective 2 : To maintain a secure and reliable automated student record system.
Objective 3 : To update policies and procedures governing code of behavior for students.
Objective 4 : To maintain an effective and efficient delivery of student services and support.
Objective 5 : To continuously provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities for the students.


Strategic Theme 3 : Accountability
Goal 1 :
We will continuously improve the system of accountability in all organizational entities in PSU.

Objective 1 : To establish an updated PSU organizational structure with duties and responsibilities to ensure delegation of responsibility and coordination among the organizational units.
Objective 2 : To continuously provide an effective and responsible leadership for continuous development and improvement.
Objective 3 : To formulate a 5-Year Strategic Plan for each organizational unit in PSU based on the institutional vision-mission.
Objective 4 : To establish an effective an efficient communication system between campuses, colleges and academic programs.
Objective 5 : To maintain high ethical standards of honesty and integrity as an institution.

Goal 2 : We will continuously enhance and ensure institutional quality assurance processes for local accreditation.

Objective 1 : To maintain the institutional accreditation at the national level.
Objective 2 : To achieve accreditation in all eligible academic programs in PSU.
Objective 3 : To continuously enhance and ensure institutional commitment to quality improvement.
Objective 4 : To establish institutional benchmarks for comparing quality of performance against local and international institutions.

Goal 3 : We will continuously enhance and ensure institutional quality assurance processes and improvement for international accreditation.

Objective 1 : To achieve institutional accreditation of the PSU College of Business Administration (CBA) from the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB).
Objective 2 : To achieve international accreditation of the PSU College of Computer and Information Systems (CCIS) from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).


Strategic Theme 4 : Diverse Educational Resources and Facilities
Goal 1 : We will continuously provide high quality learning resources and support services for an effective learning, teaching and research.

Objective 1 : To establish, review, and/or update policies and procedures, plans and tools to ensure that resources and services needed to support student learning, teaching and research are appropriate.
Objective 2 : To enhance management of the library for an efficient delivery of support services to members of the community.
Objective 3 : To develop collection of monographs and continuous information resources required by PSU users.
Objective 4 : To improve access to other back-up e-resources (e-journals, e-databases, e-books, etc…)

Goal 2 : We will continuously provide high quality learning resources and support services for an effective learning, teaching and research.

Objective 1 : To expand the library facilities for both individual and small group study, research and to continuously increase library holdings.

Goal 3 : We will continuously provide high quality institutional facilities to support learning, teaching, research, and extra-curricular activities.

Objective 1 : To continuously implement the new campus master plan for institutional expansion and development.
Objective 2 : To continuously enhance and maintain the quality and adequacy of new and existing facilities and equipment for learning, teaching, and extra-curricular activities including other related service facilities in PSU.
Objective 3 : To continuously provide an adequate and upgraded computing equipment, information technology, sports and recreational facilities.
Objective 4 : To provide an efficient and reliable technical support for users of information and communication technology.


Strategic Theme 5 : Economic Sustainability
Goal 1 : We will continuously enhance and implement strategies for an effective financial planning and management system.

Objective 1 : To maintain an efficient and effective financial control system.
Objective 2 : To maintain an effective budgeting process.

Goal 2 : We will increase institutional revenue through diversified sources.

Objective 1 : To diversify sources for increased institutional revenue.
Objective 2 : To increase the community service programs offered by the university.
Objective 3 : To increase student enrollment in various degree programs offered by the university.

Goal 3 : We will enhance the risk management system in the university.

Objective 1 : To maintain and enhance institutional image and reputation.
Objective 2 : To attract high quality students in different academic programs.
Objective 3 : To maintain and enhance existing audit controls.
Objective 4 : To maintain adequate insurance of institutional properties and assets.


Strategic Theme 6 : Research and Community Involvement
Goal 1 : We will establish a strong research agenda for PSU.

Objective 1 : To establish a strategic vision for research in PSU.
Objective 2 : To establish a strong research infrastructure.

Goal 2 : We will advance the quality and productivity of PSU research.

Objective 1 : To increase institutional research output and number of refereed publications.

Goal 3 : We will advance the quality and productivity of PSU community service.

Objective 1 : To provide public and private sectors in the community with high quality training and consultancy.
Objective 2 : To strengthen linkage and develop new partnerships with national and international institutions.
Objective 3 : To produce graduates who are "well-rounded" with broad interest and a sense of community responsibility.

Goal 4 : We will strengthen our relationship with the alumni/alumnae of PSU.

Objective 1 : To enhance active participation of PSU alumni/alumnae in institutional activities.

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