Sociology on Campus

(1) Strategic Planning is an organizational process within the discipline of sociology designed to develop a common unified organizational culture and to define organizational procedures, activities, and behaviors for maintaining a unified organizational culture.  Source: Dr. John Lamberton

(2) Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals, establish agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment. It is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Effective strategic planning articulates not only where an organization is going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how it will know if it is successful. Source: 

In addition to being involved in strategic planning at several other academic and private sector institutions, Dr. Lamberton was a member of the Tulsa Community College 2016 Strategic Planning Steering Committee that spent a year drafting a revised Strategic Plan.  The Strategic Plan and list of Steering Committee members can be viewed by clicking on the following web link:

Tulsa Community College 2016 Strategic Plan