Association of Liberian Universities ( ALU )

4 - YEAR ACTION AGENDA ( 2017 - 2020 )

1. Membership Dues and Budget
     a. Review monthly expenditures and design new annual budget process
     b. Lobby the Government of Liberia for annual subsidy and or grant funding opportunities
     c. Evaluate membership dues, and develop strategies to improve collection

2. Membership for Two-Year Degree Granting Institutions
     a. Grant “full” membership to Community Colleges and 2-Year degree granting institutions

3. Expand ALU Reach and Participation Nationally
     a. Establish Affinity Groups:
          • Business and Finance Officers
          • Academic Officers
          • Human Resource Officers
          • Institutional Research Officers
          • Facilities Managers
          • Student Services Officers
          • Institutional Advancement / University Relations Officers

4. Office of the Secretariat
     a. Revise position descriptions for all staff of the Secretariat, and develop new Org Chart
     b. Rename the position of Secretary General to Executive Director
     c. Assess staffing needs; conduct search for new Executive Director

5. Expand the Reach of ALU Abroad
     a. Establish links with similar organizations internationally for information sharing
     b. Seek best practice opportunities abroad for ALU member institutions
     c. Invite international speakers periodically to ALU annual functions

6. Articulations between Liberian Universities and Colleges
     a. Encourage and promote independent partnerships between Liberian Colleges and Universities

7. Accreditation and Quality Control
     a. Decide whether accreditation should be championed by Government agency or by a non-governmental peer review agency
     b. Help to expedite the approval of the Higher Education Bill
     c. Assist Liberian Colleges and Universities in advancing quality control

8. Enhance Relationship with NCHE
     a. Focus on evaluations, peer review, recognition, and the establishment of new institutions

9. Terminal Degree Program
     a. Develop plans to pursue the establishment of PhD and EdD programs in Liberia

10. Annual ALU Retreat and Research Conference
     a. Plan and conduct Annual Retreat and Research Institute for ALU members

11. Joint Degree and Dual Degree Programs
     a. Encourage partnership agreements between universities
     b. Encourage partnership agreements between universities and community colleges

12. K-12 Collaborations
     a. Partner with the Ministry of Education and selected schools to advance teaching and learning in English, Math and Science at schools
     b. Create an “Adopt a School Program” for Colleges and Universities to work on specific issues faced by school systems

13. Establish Business and Industry Collaborations
     • Identify opportunities to conduct research for business and industry, and government

14. Develop and launch a website for the Association of Liberian Universities