The results of these discussions and deliberations are summarized in the four documents accompanying this charge to the special planning committee for administrative processes and procedures that is being established.
- a memorandum identifying Issues for first roundtables;
- a report on interview results;
- a report summarizing the central themes from the strategic planning roundtables convened December 6-7 and December 15-16, 2004; and
- a report on enrollment trends.
Over the next two months we are asking the special planning committee for administrative processes and procedures focus on the following strategic challenge.
Strategic Challenge. To consider whether the Colleges administrative processes are ready to support fully
the outcomes of the strategic planning process. Among the key diagnostic questions
to be asked is Which processes and functions should the College focus on first as
it seeks to improve administrative efficiency so that day-to-day operations function
properly, consistently and without the level or frequency of management supervision
that is now required? This special planning committee should begin by surveying and
documenting current office procedures and policies as they now exist in each major
operating department across the institution.
In considering this strategic challenge, we ask that you:
- explore and then specify the planning goals you would like the College's operating department to achieve in terms of supporting the outcomes of the planning process;
- identify a limited set of specific initiatives along with the necessary resources these units should be prepared to undertake in order to achieve these goals;
- suggest a limited set of metrics and benchmarks that the College could track to see if, over the next five years, sufficient progress is being achieved; and
- identify those issues and concerns that will need to be addressed once this current round of strategic planning is complete.
Administrative Enabling Committee Members
CHAIR: Rosalyn Pier, director, Budget and Purchasing
CO-CHAIR: Gregory O'Connor, assistant vice president for Business Planning and Operations, Information Technology
Herbert Cohen, vice president, Student Affairs
Howard Dillon, assistant vice president, Academic Affairs
Ken Drayton, director, Security
Greta Earnest, assistant director, Gladys Marcus Library
James Hanley, deputy director, The Museum at FIT
George Jefremow, executive director, Facilities
David Levin, controller, Finance and Operations
Carol Litt, professor, Textile/Surface Design
Denyse Montegut, assistant professor, Graduate Studies; acting chairperson, Restoration
Shari Prussin, executive assistant to the president, Presidents Office
Robin Sackin, assistant professor and chairperson, Fashion Merchandising Management
Laura Solomon, assistant vice president, Human Resources and Labor Relations
Harvey Spector, vice president, Finance and Operations
Joyce Szymanski, office manager, Admissions