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Executive Planning Committee (EPC)

Committee Charge

The goal of the Executive Planning Committee (EPC) is to increase Drexel University’s capacity for collaborative leadership, deliberation, and debate on alignment of strategic priorities and resource allocation, with the twin functions of:

1. Expressing the institutional vision
2. Ensuring progress of the vision

The EPC will prioritize from among the recommendations emerging from the preplanning process, as well as from other planning efforts underway or recently completed at the University, in the development of a coherent, achievable, and above all positively differentiating long term vision for Drexel. In doing so, the EPC will assess challenges facing higher education and Drexel to effectively deliberate on the University’s strategic priorities and resource allocation for developing this vision and associated recommendations. A complementary task for the EPC will then be to operationalize the vision in terms of implementation. In some cases, this will mean better aligning our current efforts and infrastructure with the vision, while in others, this work may entail charging new task forces to explore initiatives and strategic investments. As such, the EPC will consider administrative and academic structures and potential reorganizations to best achieve progress and implementation toward the vision. Two specific “deliverables” of the EPC in this latter role will be:

(1) an institutional dashboard of key performance indicators (KPIs) aligned with the plan goals and
(2) a five-year budget model that is readily understood and communicated to enable rapid “what if” scenario testing.