Eastern Michigan University

Strategic Theme: Institutional Effectiveness

Descriptor: Ensure EMU has the systems and processes in place that support the mission of the institution as efficiently as possible, while fostering innovation, diversity and ethical conduct in the workplace.

  • Goal 1: Foster a diverse, ethical and respectful workplace with effective and transparent communications that support the university's mission and values.
    • Objective 1.1: Develop and recruit leadership that reflects the diversity of the student body.
    • Objective 1.2: Encourage leaders to model ethical behavior.
    • Objective 1.3: Support employees in becoming actively engaged citizens with strong cultural awareness.
    • Objective 1.4: Facilitate effective, timely and transparent communication among university stakeholders.
  • Goal 2: Improve processes and resource allocation to enhance operational effectiveness and fiscal stewardship.
    • Objective 2.1: Examine university processes for improvement and functional realignment, and implement resource allocation to improve performance.
    • Objective 2.2: Invest in professional development and formulate an institutional knowledge management program to support succession planning
  • Goal 3: Establish a culture of innovation by recognizing and rewarding new initiatives.
    • Objective 3.1: Establish mechanisms to encourage and support effective innovation.
    • Objective 3.2: Establish division/department goals and incentives for innovative revenue generation and cost reduction.
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Submit your input, questions and comments by contacting the Institutional Strategic Planning Council


We welcome your feedback and participation in the planning process - Raouf Hanna, Chair, University Strategic Planning

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