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Institute Of Anthropology, Gender & African Studies



Strategic Plan

DEVELOPMENT PLANS

The Institute's development plans set priorities and goals - for research teaching, staff policy and administration several years ahead.

IAS STRATEGIC PLAN 2003 - 2008

OBJECTIVES

STRATEGIES

ACTIONS/ACTIVITIES

TIME FRAME

RESPONSIBLE PERSON

INDICATORS

1

Strengthening teaching capacity

Hiring professionals

in the following areas

  • Linguistics Anthropology
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Gender Studies
  • Training

  • Seeking Authority to hire
  • Identification of the relevant personnel for staff development.
  • Diversification of teaching methodologies
  • Immediate (6 months)

  • Continuous
  • Director

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Library Acquisition Committee
  • Strengthened Capacity &

  • Reduced workload
  • More time for research
  • Improved teaching
  • 2

    To improve on services delivery

    Well motivated staff

    Disciplinary action

    Self appraisals

    Course evaluation form

    Seminars/Workshops

    Having Seminars

  • Designing evaluation forms
  • Instituting disciplinary measures in line with the University Procedures
  • Feedback to the concerned lecturer
  • Immediate

  • Continuous
  • Director

  • Faculty Sub-Committee
  • Improved service delivery

    3

    To improve Research & Enhance Institutional Research

    Development of Institute –based proposals

    Identification of areas of comparative advantage

    Increased access of the Internet

    Increased Institutional Networking

    Acquisition of Computers

    Networking

    Space acquisition and Security

    Alumni Identification, exploring the former partners etc.

    Immediate

    · Continuous

    Research and Publication Committee

    Director

    Faculty Members

    Increased Institutional Research Activities

    · Publications

    · Improvement in Physical facilities

    · Improved funding and training Opportunities

    4

    To Improve on Institutional Consultancy Services

    Development of Institutional proposals

    Areas of Comparative advantage

    Web marketing

    Increased networking

    Alumni Identification

    Networking

    Identification of Potential Customers and Partners

    Setting up a Sub-Committee for Consultancy

    Immediate

    Continuous

    Director

    Research and Publication Committee

    Increased institutional consultancy

    Enhanced consultancy capacity

    More funding

    5

    To offer services to the community

    Volunteer services to the needy & disadvantaged

    Render services

    Form partnerships with organizations helping the needy

    Immediate

    Continuous

    Welfare Committee

    UNASA

    Enhanced Public Image

    Knowledge of our existence

    Improved networking

    6

    To improve the skills of the supportive staff

    Identification and strengthening of Capabilities

    Staff right-sizing

    Provision of relevant training

    Off-loading those with skills that are not required

    Promotion of deserving cases

    Immediately (6 months)

    Continuous

    Director

    Senior Admin. Assistant

    Improved performance

    Reduced numbers

    7

    To generate adequate finances

    Increased student enrolment

    Improving and strengthening Consultancy & Research Activities

    Marketing of Programmes

    Proposals writing

    Effective Services delivery

    Director

    Research & Consultancy Committee

    All academic staff

    Immediate

    Continuous

    Improved enrolment

    Improved financial base

    Improved remuneration

    Adequate facilities

    8.

    To optimize the use of available funds

    Identification of the votes and utilization of the finances

    Spending of the funds

    Director Planning & Development Committee

    Immediate

    · Continuous

    Improved facilities

    9

    To incorporate the practical aspects into theory

    Identify the practical areas in the Curriculum

    Develop guidelines & justification

    Seek Senate Approval

    Faculty Academic Board

    Immediate

    Enhanced practical knowledge & ability

    10

    To introduce distant learning

    Develop and adapt courses to distance learning

    Collaborate with the faculty of distance learning

    Director

    Curriculum Committee

    Next 12 months

    Increased access to our programmes

    11

    To develop short courses for target groups

    Identification of the target groups

    Identification of relevant short courses to target groups

    Development of relevant curriculum

    Faculty Academic Board

    Immediate  

     

     

     

  • Increased revenue/income
  • Enhanced Public Image
  • Service to the Community
  • Increased Partnership
  • Increased Staff morale
  • 12

    To make available our courses to all groups of students

    Harmonization of the two curricula (Module I and Module II programmes)

    Harmonization of the two programmes

    Authority from Senate

    Faculty Academic Board

    Immediate

    12 months

    Improved enrolment

  • Reduced workload
  • 13

    To improve on physical facilities

    Lobby for more space and facilities

  • Factual information on state of facilities
  • Out-source for funding
  • Identify space requirements

    Purchase at least 50 computers and a Scanner

  • Purchase at least 2 photocopiers and printers (Network)
  • Purchase an LCD projector
  • Purchase books, Cabinets $ bookshelves.
  • Director

    Development & Planning Committee

    Immediate

    Continuous

    Improved facilities

  • Better working environment
  • Relocation of Head quarters
  • All Staff housed in one place
  • 14

    To improve staff welfare

    Revive the staff welfare committee

    Hold Institutional meetings once a semester

  • Re-constitution of the Welfare Committee
  • Revival of staff contribution into the kitty.
  • Director

    Immediate

    Enhanced Inter- personal relationships

    15

    To improve students welfare

    To appoint student advisors for every class

  • To strengthen the link between UNASA & the Institute
  • Identification of the advisors

  • The classes to make their own preferences
  • Faculty Board

  • Students
  • Immediate

    Better students' welfare.