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Strategic Plan 2020

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

 

Objective #1 - Maintain a culture of strategic planning and assessment

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Maintain an agile and dynamic operational plan which can be quickly and efficiently altered to meet current needs.Revision of operational plan using input from our constituents: faculty members, students, personnel, alumni, advisory board.
Create a plan that includes staffing, student enrollment, services, technology, procurement, professional development, facilities, human resources, finance, and grants.
One revision of plan every year based on input from constituents. Use Department operational form to determine the different % completion of projects.
Director and Faculty
Annual Review
Include continuous assessment/satisfaction process to support the decisional process.
Receive input from the constituents: faculty members, students, personnel, alumni, advisory board.
Distribute surveys and questionnaires to constituents.
High satisfaction from customers (students, faculty)
Director
Annual
Tie the plan to the budget.
List priorities and tie to budget.
Plan budget and check budget every quarter
Reduce expense variance to less than 25%.
Director and Finance Administrator (Rosa Quiles)
Every quarter
Establish a decentralized management, where leadership is shared.
Implement management policies for faculty and staff in different areas of the department. Appoint representatives and/or managers of areas.
Reduction in number of complaints.
Director, Faculty and Administrative Staff
Annual

Objective #2 - Be at the forefront of engineering education

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Take leadership in the process of teaching and learning.
Continue developing the system of self-assessment of the program through their constituents.
Implement and review tools to identify areas of need.
As established for each ABET assessment tool.
Associate Director and Faculty
Annually
Internationalize the Department.
Establishing a structured program for the recruitment of international students and sharing curriculums among universities and departments of our institution.
Reach out to international students through webpage and participation in conferences
Increase number of international graduate students enrolled by 20%.

Increase number of international UG students by 5%.
Director, Associate Director and Graduate Program Coordinator
Annually
Impact other universities with learning tools.
Establish distance education program.
Encourage faculty members to structure their courses for online implementation.
Implement two distance learning courses every year.
Bi-annual

Objective #3 - Increase and diversify the sources of income of the Department

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Increase external funding through grants
Increase number of successful proposals.
Training workshops on successful proposal writing
2016-17: $ 1M
2017-18: $ 1M
2018-19: $ 1.5M
2019-20: $ 2M
Director and Faculty
Annual
Increase industry endowments
Approach high-level management at key industries
Visit companies as well as meet with senior managers during Career Fairs
2016-17: $ 75K
2017-18: $ 100K
2018-19: $ 150K
2019-20: $ 200K
Director
Annual
Increase royalties
Obtain patents which can be commercialized
Carry out research which can produce intellectual property of value
1 or 2 patents per year
Faculty
Annual
Use small business approach
Form small businesses in the ME Department
Training professors and staff in start-ups
2 small businesses in the next 4 years
Faculty, staff and students
Bi-annual

Objective #4 - Implement agile and efficient administrative processes

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Achieve an operationally agile, efficient and auditable department.
Establish an environment of assessment and opportunities for improvement.
Questionnaire to evaluate performance
Fewer complaints from based on administrative evaluation questionnaire.
Director and Administrative Staff
Annually
Ownership of internal processes by staff.
Training and supervision of tasks
Fewer complaints because of internal administrative processes.

Increase number of international UG students by 5%.
Director and Administrative Staff
Annually

Objective #5 - Strengthen Competitive Research and Creative Labor

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Maintain an agile and dynamic operational plan which can be quickly and efficiently altered to meet current needs.Increase number of refereed journal publications
Training for faculty and graduate students
2016-17: 10
2017-18: 10
2018-19: 15
2019-20: 15
Director and Faculty
Annual
Increase amount of funding
Training workshops for faculty

Submit 5 competitive proposals annually
2016-17: $ 1M
2017-18: $ 1M
2018-19: $ 1.5M
2019-20: $ 2M
Director and Faculty
Annual
Increase number of patents
Training workshops for faculty

Commercialization oriented research including submission of SBIR/STTR proposals
2016-17: 1 patent
2017-18: 1 patent
2018-19: 2 patents
2019-20: 2 patents
Director and Faculty
Annual

Objective #6 - Benefit Puerto Rican Society

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Directly impact the local community
Be involved with the community
Carry out community projects

Give publicity to community activity by students and faculty
2 community projects per yearDirector, Faculty and StudentsBi-annual
Be involved in science and technological activities in Puerto Rico
Science Fairs

Local forums
Participation of 5 faculty members and 10 graduate students in science fairs and local conferences
Increase number of international UG students by 5%.
Director, Faculty and Students
Bi-annual

Objective #7 - Foment and inculcate "Colegio" pride

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
Build commitment to the Department and Colegio
Reach out to alumni
Newsletter and mail contact
Build database for 2000 alumni
Director and administrative staff
Bi-annual
ME Day
All students, faculty and staff wear ME day T-shirts
80% participation
Director and administrative staff
Bi-annual
Interconnect: project with brass incrustation in the wall at the entrance
Attract alumni to participate in ME/Colegio projects
200 alumni participating every 2 years.
Director and administrative staff
Bi-annual
Increase ME Department visibility locally and globally
Encourage the participation of students in national and international engineering competitions
Fundraising to help students participate in national and international competitions
Winning teams in 2 competitions

$ 100,000 for student projects
Director, faculty and students
Bi-annual

Objective #8 - Achieve visibility and ME Department presence in the UPR system and Puerto Rico

Goals
Strategies
Activities
Success Metrics & Tools
Burden of Responsibility
Assessment Time
ME Department should be flagship in the UPR system and Puerto Rico in academics, research and community service
High visibility webpage.

Participation in local media.
Keep updated webpage.

Annual Open House

ME Summer Camp
50 hits per day


Receive 500 visitors

80% enrollment of camp participants in ME program
Director, Administrative Staff and Students
Bi-annual