The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) was established in 1969 to be the premier institution of academic excellence with a global perspective. In furtherance of this vision, the university fosters potential of students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders in an environment to achieve intellectual and scholarly development – a process that is guided by strategic plans. The current strategic plan (2015-2020) comes to an end this academic year. With this in mind, a process of developing a new strategic plan to guide the university operations for the next five years (2020-2025) has been instigated.
The 2020-2025 strategic plan will be developed using a collaborative approach. The collaborative approach ensures that everyone in the organization is given opportunity to participate and give their views in an open and transparent manner. It is based on the philosophy of inclusion “nothing for me, if I am not involved.” What we will adopt as the strategy will be a result of the deliberations of key internal and external stakeholders.
(i) Establishing a steering committee and a design team that has representation from all departments and the formation of these teams was completed in February 2020. A two-step approach was used to guide selection of members namely: representation at department level, school and governance organs and voluntary involvement of staff and faculty. The latter step was executed through the Vice Chancellors’ clarion call to the entire body of staff and faculty to voluntarily take part in the process.
(ii) A joint meeting of the steering and design teams, which was held on February 14 and 15, 2020 to agree on the process, the time plan, the stakeholder map and the main strengths, opportunities, aspirations and expected results for USIU-Africa. This meeting decided to anchor the 2020-2025 strategy on four pillars namely: Teaching and Learning, Research and Scholarship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Public Service and Engagement.
(iii) Collection of views on how to enhance each of the pillars identified in (ii) above from all the internal and external stakeholders.
(iv) Formulation of the strategic goals, objectives and activities.
(v) Development of departmental strategic plans.
(vi) Development of the first draft of the strategic plan.
(vii) Presentation of the first draft of the strategic plan to the overall USIU-Africa community.
(viii) Extraction of the second draft of the strategic plan.
(ix) Presentation of the second draft of the strategic plan to the University Council for approval.
(x) The launch of the Strategic Plan.
The composition of the strategic planning process is made up of a steering committee, conveners and the design team. The steering committee will lead the process, design team collects and synthesizes views from the USIU-Africa community and the conveners lead the design team and act as the go-between of the steering committee and the design team.
|1||Prof. Paul Zeleza (Convener)||Chair|
|2||Prof. Ruthie Rono||Member|
|3||Ms. Hellen Ombima||Member|
|4||Dr. Judy Obura||Member|
|5||Prof. Amos Njuguna||Member|
|6||Mr. Fred Newa||Member|
|7||Ms. Maureen Ochola (Secretary)||Member|
|8||Dr. Ruth Mwai||Member|
|Conveners (also members of steering committee)|
|1||Eng. Fred Newa|
|2||Prof. Amos Njuguna|
|3||Dr. Ruth Mwai|
Design Team Members
|INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP|
|1||USIU Online||Mr. Ernest Andugo (Convener)|
|2||Admissions||Mr. John Sande|
|3||multimedia||Mr. Peter Kiprop|
|4||SAC||Mr. Omar Aabdulwadood|
|5||MB/ICT||Dr. Paul Okanda|
|6||Council member||to be named|
|7||Graduate Student Rep||to be named|
|8||SST||Dr. Patrick Wamuyu|
|9||Internal Audit||Mr. Stephen Njagi|
|TEACHING AND LEARNING|
|1||Senate/SST||Prof. Valarie Adema (Convener)|
|2||Quality Assurance||Dr. Peter Kigwilu|
|3||MB/HR & Admin||Ms. Night Nzovu|
|4||SHSS||Dr. Pablo Rubio Gijon|
|5||SPHS||Mr. Ermias Terefe|
|6||Library||Dr. Sylvia Ogola|
|7||Finance||Mr. Leonard Ng'eno|
|8||SPHS||Prof. Francis Ndemo|
|9||SHSS||Prof. Martin Njoroge|
|10||CSoB||Dr. Teresia Linge|
|11||Admissions||Dr. George Lumbasi|
|12||ICT||Mr. Allan Mwangi|
|RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP|
|1||CSoB||Dr. Juliana Namada (Convener)|
|2||SHSS||Dr. Njoki Wamae|
|3||SPHS||Dr. Edith Amuhaya|
|4||MB/Operations||Eng. Paul Warui|
|5||SST/Inst Research||Dr. Gabriel Okello|
|6||FC/CSoB||Dr. Maina Muchara|
|7||Board Member||to be named|
|8||CSoB||Dr. Mary Mutisya|
|9||SCCCA||Prof. Patrick Ebewo|
|10||SST||Dr. Audrey Mbogho|
|PUBLIC SERVICE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT|
|1||SCCCA||Dr. Rachael Diang'a|
|2||CSoB||Ms. Cecilia Mweru|
|3||CSoB||Mr. David Nerubucha|
|4||HR||Mr. Yusuf Saleh|
|5||PACS||Ms. Martha Oigo|
|6||SAC||Mr. Peter Owiti|
|7||FC/CSoB||Dr. James Karimi Ngare|
|8||Council Member||To be named|
|9||FC/CSoB||Dr. Veronica Kaluyu|
|10||FC/SPHS||Dr. Caroline Kahiri|
|11||Fundraising||Mr. Eannes Ongus|
All stakeholders are invited to give their input by filling in an online questionnaire (available here) or making oral presentation through your department or school. The data collection will be conducted from March 18- April 4 as indicated below;
|1||School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences - Faculty||18-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|2||Chandaria School of Business - Faculty||18-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|3||School of Science & Technology - Faculty||19-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|4||School of Communication, Cinematic & Creative Arts - Faculty||19-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|5||School of Humanities & Social Sciences - Faculty||20-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|6||Senate||20-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|7||Quality Assurance Department||23-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|8||CELT + Directorate of Online Learning||23-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|9||Staff who serve in all the six schools(advisors, Internship, Admin Assistants etc.||24-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|10||Staff in University Advancement Division + marketing and Publicity||24-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|11||Staff in finance division + procurement||25-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|12||Staff in the division of legal services||25-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|13||Staff in the HR department/Insurance/Clinic||26-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|14||Staff in the operations department (Transport/cafeteria)||26-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|15||Staff in the operations department (Maintenance/ Security)||27-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|16||Staff in the internal audit||27-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|17||Staff Council||30-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|18||Faculty Council||30-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|19||Staff at the Dean of Students Office (PACS, counselling services/clubs etc.)||31-Mar||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|20||Staff in Research office||31-Mar||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|21||Staff at the admissions department||1-Apr||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|22||Staff at the ICT||1-Apr||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|23||Staff at the library||2-Apr||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|24||Undergraduate students||2-Apr||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|25||Masters students||3-Apr||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|26||Doctoral students||3-Apr||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|27||Student council||4-Apr||GAME CENTRE||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
|28||Adjunct Faculty||4-Apr||BS2||10 a.m.- 1 p.m.|
(i) Will there be regular updates on the progress of the strategic plan?
Yes; the co-conveners will provide regular updates to the University community at critical points in the development of the strategic plan. Visit usiu-africa-2020-2025-strategic-plan-updates/ periodically for updates.
(ii) How can I give my input on the strategic plan?
You can give your input by filling in an online questionnaire (available here) or making oral presentation through your department or school. Please see your department’s data collection schedules here