- have goals that, if achieved, add value to the Faculty of Science;
- be realizable, or at least have reasonable progress made, by the end of the planning term;
- be strategic in that the goals build for the long-term; and
- be realistic, especially in terms of resource requirements.
|BHAG (Danny Chung: http://goo.gl/7Ki0D2)|
With this in mind, I propose including in the Strategic Plan a number of BHAGs -- Big Hairy Audacious Goals. A BHAG should have sticker shock; something that seems impressive should we achieve it. My hope is that with the BHAGs we have a handful of high profile goals that we can agree will help position us as a stronger Faculty in research, teaching, service, and outreach.
Quoted in wikipedia: "A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit. It has a clear finish line, so the organization can know when it has achieved the goal; people like to shoot for finish lines." [Collins and Porras, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies]