Throughout the five years of Charting Our Course, the Chancellor committed a portion of the university’s general operating budget to invest in initiatives that advance one or more of the plan’s Impact Goals. This Strategic Initiative Fund (SIF) invested in innovations, collaborations and efficiencies that helped achieve Charting Our Course’s Impact Goals and that demonstrated progress on the plan’s success indicators.
The Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee (SPCC) coordinates the SIF proposal process, reviews proposals and makes funding recommendations to the Executive Budget Committee. When considering which initiatives it will recommend for funding the, SPCC prioritized the following:
Proposals that support students and student success most directly,
Proposals with the most impact on one or more Impact Goals,
Proposals that effectively collaborate with internal or external partners, and
Proposals that have the most opportunity for lasting impact on our campus and community
Proposals that respond to UWT's recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic
Proposals that combat racial injustice and promote antiracism on campus
In addition, when reviewing proposals, the SPCC aimed to create balance across campus units and Impact Goals to the degree possible.