CST In Action
Frequently Asked Questions
The Courageous Strategic Transformation (CST) is a comprehensive strategic planning process. This inclusive process challenges the entire University community to examine our strengths, identify priorities and values, then develop identifiable, specific, and measurable goals. The result will be a comprehensive strategic plan that serves as a beacon for the university’s work through 2026, the Colorado sesquicentennial.
The plan can be found here.
The operational framework can be found here. This is the first iteration of the operational framework and we expect to make changes as we progress.
The power point presentation to the Board of Governors can be found here.
It’s important that we set realistic timelines and priorities for implementation. Our team is developing our project management plan and when complete it will be published here. We are working to identify groups already working on goals and strategies and will create new groups as needed. Colleges and units are working on their plans to align them with CST. These timelines and priorities will be created by the end of the semester.
Stay tuned to this site! We’ll be doing interviews with some proposers and providing more information as these come to fruition.
A big thing that we’re excited about for the CST is that it will result in operational efficiencies that should make your working experiences smoother and create bandwidth to find fun ways to get engaged in the CST. Your work might include directly tackling one of our strategic imperatives, or finding ways to align your work with the CST. The project management plan will identify more specifics for employees and students
- Budget empowers strategy
- Culture drives excellence
- Mission shapes decisions
We outlined a budget remodel process in the operational framework. Transforming a university budget is a lot of work! We are determined to be thoughtful, inclusive and wise about how we put resources into the priorities we identify. We are currently determining the process of identifying consultants to assist with the process and putting together an inclusive, representative financial excellence group.