Inventory of the EUA085 Institutional Priorities Collection, 1974 - ongoing EUA085

Inventory of the EUA085 Institutional Priorities Collection, 1974 - ongoing

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Elon University

© 2012 Elon University. All Rights Reserved.

Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA085 Institutional Priorities Collection, 1974 - ongoing
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection includes the institutional priorities of Elon College/Elon University from 1974 to present day. The collection is arranged chronologically.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA085 Institutional Priorities Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.

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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

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Accession Information

Not applicable

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Processing Information

Processed by Lucy Burgess, March, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, March, 2012

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Historical Note

According to the 2012 Office of Institutional Research website, planning at Elon University is described as such, "First and foremost, it should be understood that the planning process at Elon is institution-wide, highly inclusive, and highly iterative. Elon strives to have a focused adherence to its mission statement, requires each unit to develop long-term and short-term goals and objectives, provides reflective opportunities, requires each unit to submit an end-of-year report that indicates a measure of success of outcomes, and provides opportunities to adjust programs and services based upon relevant feedback. Development of an institutional strategic plan requires institution-wide involvement for success. As result, the strategic planning committee is composed of faculty, staff, students, and board-of-trustee associates. In order for this committee to be effective in its work, it must collect information. The committee is encouraged to seek feedback, suggestions, and ideas from as many stakeholders as possible. The committee will engage in numerous and inclusive forms of communication such open forums, E-mail invitations, surveys, and focus groups. It will also investigate previously collected information such the university fact books, salary studies, internal and external survey results, literature searches, and other various committees’ findings. In addition, the committee is free to contact experts in relevant fields for guidance and direction. Once the committee deems that enough data and information have been collected and analyzed, it will draft a document that focuses goals and objectives that support accomplishment of the institutions mission. The document is posted on the campus and the university web site for another iterative process for feedback and suggestions. After a sufficient period has past, it will hold a mid-year and/or summer retreat to reflect and compose a draft report to be presented to the campus for review. Once the appropriate changes have been incorporated into the report, a final plan is sent to the board of trustees for approval. The result, Elon has an institutional strategic plan. Each year institutional priorities are set for the University. These priorities are specifically derived from the institutional strategic plan. Each annual priority is evaluated at the end of the year to measure success with respect to its completion and to adapt to the next year’s priorities. The process of setting and evaluating annual institutional priorities will continue until the strategic plan is completed. While the strategic plan is designed to cover a seven to ten year time period, Elon has successfully completed these plans in less time."

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The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon College -- Institutional priorities.
Elon University -- Institutional priorities.
Elon University -- Archival resources.

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Related Material

There are no related materials to this collection at this time.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1.
21 Folders.
Institutional Priorities. 1974-1975.
Institutional Priorities. 1990-1991.
Institutional Priorities. 1991-1992.
Institutional Priorities. 1993-1994.
Institutional Priorities. 1994-1995.
Institutional Priorities. 1995-1996.
Institutional Priorities. 1996-1997.
Institutional Priorities. 1997-1998.
Institutional Priorities. 1998-1999.
Institutional Priorities. 1999-2000.
Institutional Priorities. 2000-2001.
Institutional Priorities. 2001-2002.
Institutional Priorities. 2002-2003.
Institutional Priorities. 2003-2004.
Institutional Priorities. 2006-2007.
Institutional Priorities. 2007-2008.
Institutional Priorities. 2008-2009.
Institutional Priorities. 2009-2010.
Institutional Priorities. 2010-2011.
Institutional Priorities. 2012-2013.
Institutional Priorities. 2013-2014.