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THE COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY

STRATEGIC PLAN AY2009-2013

Towards a Culture of Institutional Accountability, Academic Excellence and Stability

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March 26, 2009

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction Vision Statement Mission Statement Shared Values Strategic Directions, Objectives & Budget Strategies and Activities Key Success Indicators ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS INTRODUCTION 1.1 Functions of the University 1.1.1 Teaching and Learning 1.1.2 Research and Consultancy 1.1.3 Public Service THE PLANNING PROCESS THE PLANNING CONTEXT 3.1 International trends 3.2 Regional trends 3.3 National Developments in Education and Training 3.3.1 National Educational Policy: Educating Our Future 3.3.2 The Fifth National Development Plan 3.3.3 Policy on Science and Technology 3.3.4 National ICT Policy 3.4 Current Main Policies of the University 3.4.1 The Academic Development Policy 3.4.2 The HIV/AIDS Policy 3.4.3 The ICT Policy SITUATION ANALYSIS 4.1 Review of Previous Strategic Plans 4.2 Successes and Constraints of Previous Strategic Plans 4.3 Teaching and Learning Environment 4.4. Academic Development Programmes 4.5 Research and Publications 4.6 Public Service 4.7 Funding 4.8 Institutional Infrastructure 4.9 Staff Welfare 4.10 Student Welfare INSTITUTIONAL SWOT ANALYSIS 5.1 Strengths 5.2 Weaknesses 5.3 Opportunities iii iii iii iii iv iv vii vii viii ix xi 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 6 6 8 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 13 15 18 18 20 20 22 23 23 23 24 24 24

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5.4 Threats 6.0 STRATEGIC PLANNING FRAMEWORK 6.1 Rationale 6.2 Vision Statement 6.3 Mission Statement 6.4 Shared Values and Theme of the Strategic Plan 6.5 Institutional Strategic Directions 6.6 Strategic Directions, Objectives, Activities and Indicators 2009-13 7.0 SUPPORT STRATEGIES 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Planning Assumptions 7.3 Internal Support Strategies 7.4 Support Strategies within Southern African 7.5 Support Strategies from the Continent of Africa 7.6 International Support Strategies 8.0 BUDGET 8.1 Historical Perspective 8.2 Income Estimates for the Period FY2009-FY2013 8.3 Strategic Plan Costing 2009-13 8.4 Strategic Plan Costing – 2009 9.0 IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS 9.1 Historical Perspective 9.2 Implementation Principles 9.3 Financing the Strategic Directions 9.4 Observations 9.5 Criteria for Priority Setting 9.6 Way Forward 9.7 Recommendations 9.8 Key Success Factors 10.0 CONCLUSION 11.0 BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDICES I. Stakeholder Questionnaire II. Strategic Plan Template III. Identifying priorities: Ranking IV. Identifying priorities :Gap analysis

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Introduction. In order to prepare the CBU Strategic Plan for 2009-2013 the Strategic Planning Committee spent some quality time trying to establish the institutional strategic vision through the key stakeholders. Consultations did not just involve Principal Officers, but were extended to Deans, Directors and other Heads of Units and departments in the University including students. Since CBU is not an island, studies were also made of global trends in university management as espoused by such reputable organizations as ACU, AAU and other education-related organizations in the region, as well as policy pronouncements from such regional organizations to which CBU holds membership. The local scenario was examined from the national policy directions as provided for in the 5th National Development Plan, and several Ministry of Education policy documents. The Committee also examined all previous CBU strategic plans as well as Survival Plans. The 2009-2013 CBU Strategic Plan has therefore been compiled taking into consideration a variety of views and ideas from both within and outside the university. 1. Vision The vision of...
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