Process Model

  • Modeled after Robert C. Dickeson's Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services but customized to NMU
  • NMU's mission, vision, and strategic plan will be the guides for decision-making

Resource Assessment

  • Evaluation of all academic and non-academic programs and services, and resources allocated to them
  • Additional investments will be made in programs that are, or have the potential, to perform exceptionally well

Task Forces

  • Academic program review
  • Support functions review
  • Final, public report at completion
  • Task forces will make recommendations, not implementations
  • SRA Implementation Task Force (members: all Vice Presidents, Dean of Students, Assoc. Provost, Asst. V.P. Budget & Finance) will make implementation recommendations to the President.  Implementation decisions will adhere to contracts and policies.

Focus on Data

  • Data will be collected and updated throughout the process
  • A database will be created that can be updated annually, through future strategic resource allocation processes


  • All facets of the process will be shared widely and updated regularly, with the exception of the deliberations regarding individual programs and other inner workings of the task forces.
  • Period Q&A sessions
  • Scheduled university forums