SDBOR 2014-2020 Strategic Plan
In 2014, the South Dakota Board of Regents adopted a new five-year strategic plan. As a formal statement of the Board’s core goals, this document is intended to provide a blueprint for advancing the university system’s major priorities over the next five years. The plan identifies four key priority areas – student success, academic quality and performance, research and economic development, and affordability and accountability – and ties each to a firm set of aspirational goals, intended outcomes, and defined actions steps. Overall, the plan aims to establish a framework that will help to facilitate systematic, intentional, and goal-minded policymaking in the Regental system.
As part of the new strategic plan, a series of performance indicators was identified that would assist in tracking the university system’s progress toward its stated goals. These indicators – which tie directly to the plan’s four major priority areas – represent the aspects of the university system’s overall performance that merit special focus over the coming years.
The infographic below provides a quick summary of these indicators. For each indicator, performance data is shown for a baseline year and the current year, along with a 2020 target. This information will be updated on an annual basis in order to mark progress toward the goals expressed in the strategic plan.