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Lightning Talk Series—Assessing Your Strategic Initiatives Using Inclusive, Collaborative Planning at SUNY Oswego

AALHE 11th Annual Conference


Kristi Eck

Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Project Development

SUNY College at Oswego

Katherine Jones

Acquisitions/ Cataloging Librarian

SUNY College at Oswego

June 9, 2021 @ 3:45 PM 4:30 PM EDT


Lightning Talks are short, targeted presentations that provide insight into best practices, challenges, and successes in assessment. Listen in as some of the greatest minds and thought leaders share authentic assessment processes, continuous improvement stories, and innovative approaches toward lifelong learning and student success.

This presentation focuses on the process and transparency for strategic planning at the State University of New York Oswego and how AEFIS Strategic Planning Solution provides a collaborative workspace for empowering faculty and staff to contribute to continuous improvement initiatives. Kristi will also provide the crosswalk of this process to their self-study and evidence collection within AEFIS. The intentionality of language serves the process by providing consistency for stakeholders to talk about key initiatives and track and monitor institutional effectiveness as it aligns with strategic priorities.


Kristi Eck, Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Planning & Project Development, SUNY College at Oswego

​As Chief of Staff/Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Project Development, Kristi's primary areas of focus include strategic planning, legislative affairs, and institutional-wide accreditation. Her key responsibilities include overseeing the annual performance tracking of the college’s strategic plan, managing state and federal government relations, and serving as the college's Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and as the Co-Chair of SUNY Oswego's MSCHE Self-Study report. In addition, NPR member station WRVO, Public Media, licensed to the State University of New York, reports to Kristi. Prior to coming to SUNY Oswego in Fall 2013, Kristi was the Education Program Director for the Syracuse, NY chapter of Say Yes to Education. In that role, Kristi designed and implemented college access and retention programs in collaboration with Syracuse City School District leaders and partner colleges across Central New York.

Katherine Jones, Acquisitions/ Cataloging Librarian, SUNY College at Oswego

I am head of the Technical Services unit at Penfield Library at SUNY Oswego. Areas that fall within this unit are acquisitions, cataloging and serials. We work with library stakeholders to obtain materials for the library, both physical and electronic. As a unit, we describe the library resources to ensure that patrons can find research materials as efficiently as possible in an organized manner. I also do reference and instruction. My main instruction areas are in the biological sciences and chemistry.

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