Bowie State University’s strategic plan serves as a road map to advance the University’s mission of providing an excellent education for all students. Through its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University is focused primarily on enhancing the quality and value of its offerings to students, alumni, and the community. In addition, the University’s Core Valuesof excellence, civility, integrity, diversity, and accountability provide the foundation for decision making and for building a better University.
Planning at BSU begins with the President’s establishing goals for the next fiscal year, drawing upon the Strategic Plan and other supporting plans and an evaluation of prior year goal achievements. The President then shares the goals with the Cabinet who, in turn, develop divisional goals and objectives to inform the budgeting process.
The University continues to strengthen the link among assessment, planning and budgeting through institutional and departmental activities. The Cabinet is responsible for establishing annual objectives that align with the Strategic Plan and the President’s goals. Budget allocation and reallocation are addressed through the Cabinet to meet annual objectives.
Once Cabinet objectives are set, the Cabinet work with divisional departments to develop annual action plans and if necessary, requests for additional funds. Cabinet members monitor departmental action plans at least twice each fiscal year. The Cabinet also provides the President a mid-year and final report on divisional objectives.