Marshall 20/20 Updates: Services Portfolio group names Rapid Response Teams, Academic Portfolio group collects niche statements

Marshall2020LogoServices Portfolio Work Group: Seven Rapid Response Teams have been activated in connection with the Services Portfolio Review, part of the Marshall 20/20 strategic planning process.

The Services Portfolio Review is an evaluation of all non-instructional services being provided to Marshall students, faculty and staff—including human resources, instructional technology, auxiliaries, purchasing, communications and marketing, printing, etc. The review is looking at how these services align with the university’s mission, how much they cost to deliver and how they could be provided more efficiently.

The Rapid Response Teams will be working over the next couple of months to identify and analyze opportunities to improve service, reduce costs and increase revenue.

The charters for each team and lists of team members are posted on the Marshall 20/20 website. A list of FAQs about the Rapid Response Teams and the overall Services Portfolio Review process is available here.

Academic Portfolio Work Group: Deans of the colleges turned in niche statements for each program in their respective units May 5, along with transmittal statements that responded to overall comments about trends in their disciplines and how those might be used to develop innovative academic programming and additional revenue generation. These materials will be reviewed over the summer in order to develop a set of goals and priorities for the 2016 budget year.