Strategic Plan: 2009-2014


Start: 2009-01-01, End: 2014-12-31, Publication: 2011-02-28


The Old Dominion University Strategic Plan: 2009-2014 represents the University’s sixth formal strategic planning cycle since the early 1980s. For over 25 years, ODU has engaged in an ongoing systematic and collaborative strategic planning process to inform long-term capital planning, annual academic activities and annual operating budgets. ODU’s strategic planning process has always maintained the academic mission at its core, with plans for other areas of the University in support of that mission. The annual operating budget request process requires units that submit resource requests to cite the relationship between those requests and the accomplishment of one or more strategic planning goals. Consistent with the University’s ongoing institutional effectiveness efforts, the strategic planning process incorporates periodic assessments of progress toward goal accomplishments and strategic plan objectives, with subsequent adjustments to plan implementation based on those assessments.

On completion of the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan and its endorsement by the Board of Visitors, the six major Goals outlined are to be incorporated into revisions of the academic college strategic plans, the capital planning process, and into the ongoing operating budget process at the University. Implementation of an annual assessment process for the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan will incorporate feedback on the accomplishment of goals, objectives, and tasks into an annual report and will form an integral part of the annual operating budget process.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Old Dominion University


Old Dominion University is a comprehensive, multicultural, and student-centered university whose central purpose is to provide our students with the best education possible. We seek to provide access for a more diverse array of student populations, elevate our standing among the nation’s public research institutions, make innovative use of modern learning technologies, and insist on an arts-and-sciences-based general education for all undergraduates. We explore ways to address critical needs in the professions, increase our service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, find practical solutions for modern needs, and be a resource for the citizens of the Hampton Roads region and beyond. We have developed Innovation Research Park to facilitate synergistic partnerships with regional, national, and international businesses and agencies. We enrich the university campus and local communities through arts, athletics, and cultural events, and we celebrate the diverse and profoundly multicultural community that is Old Dominion University. At the same time, we work to evaluate and constantly improve the ways we help students, faculty, staff, and the many constituents we serve through rigorous selfexamination, assessment, and efficient use of resources and we acknowledge that development, alumni relations, and marketing are imperative to achieving private funding and public support for all of our Strategic Plan initiatives.