Unit Name: Unit Mission: Work Sheet for Unit Level Institutional Assessment Unit Goal

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Unit Name: Department of Forest Properties
Unit Mission: To ensure the long-term health, viability, and productivity of the College forests in support of the institution’s research and
instructional mission.
Work Sheet for Unit Level Institutional Assessment
Unit Goal
Align services with client
needs and expectations
Link to ESF Goals (by #)
2/3/5/6
Method(s) of Assessment
and Targets
Results of Assessment
(Data)
Implementation Plan (Changes
resulting from Assessment)
Attend seminars sponsored by
academic departments to gauge
direction of current and future
research. Meet informally with
individual Dept. Chairs and
faculty – “walk the halls” on a
regular basis.
Current program misaligned
with desired future directions of
FNRM and EFB.
Achieve a seamless Integration of forest
properties management activities with
current and future academic programs.
Conduct comprehensive
internal program review.
Conduct SWOT analysis
Implement technology to
enhance business processes
and improve service
delivery
1/5/7
Achieve financial
sustainability
4
Get the right people in the
right roles!
7
Restructure departmental Chart
of Accounts in accordance with
Balanced Scorecard financial
metrics and monitor IFR cash
flows.
Based on above assessment of
client needs and expectations,
determine likely types of future
projects /support services.
Derive optimal staffing levels
and mix of skill sets to support
present and future “customer”
base.
Develop ability to better track and
quantify research and instructional use of
properties over time.
Lack of prior strategic and
succession planning had
resulted in stagnant skills
development, inefficient
business processes and reliance
on aging (1970’s – 1980’s
vintage) technology.
Need to better leverage
technology to enhance
effectiveness.
Current revenues insufficient to
carry out departmental
operations over the long-term.
Over-reliant on timber as
primary revenue source.
Currently deficient in key skill
sets necessary to support
desired academic and
administrative initiatives.
Have the right number of staff –
just in the wrong positions.
Develop internship / independent study
opportunities.
Develop forest resource information
system.
Develop informational website where
clients can get information.
Improve GIS/GPS mapping capabilities.
Increase revenues from operations
Diversify revenue mix
Reduce administrative costs
Acquire missing skill sets as vacancies
develop.
Develop skills in existing staff (wherever
possible)
Share realignment plans with executive
management to gain critical support.
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