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Strategic Plan  2019–2022


BY THE NUMBERS May–September 2018

4 All-FPG Surveys 408 Survey Responses

19 Task Force Meetings 250+ Task Force Person-Hours

3 All-FPG Community Meetings 3 FPG Forums 650+ FPG Community Person-Hours

3 Advisory Committee Meetings 150+ Advisory Committee Person-Hours


STRATEGY STATEMENTS As part of the strategic planning process, the Task Force developed a mission statement, a vision statement, and a list of core values. These strategy statements, which reflect substantial input from the FPG community and Advisory Committee, are intended to shape and guide our work over the next four years.

Mission Transforming children’s lives through innovation in research, practice, and policy Vision

To be a hub of excellence for understanding and impacting child development

Values Relationships Rigor Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity


Priority

PARTNERSHIPS Cultivate and Strengthen Relationships within UNC and Beyond Objective  Increase and diversify funding sources

Increase philanthropic donations Increase and diversify federal grant funding Explore entrepreneurial opportunities to generate sustainable revenue Objective  Interact more closely with UNC schools and units in multiple fields

Identify and collaborate with top campus researchers and resources Pursue joint/secondary appointments with departments Improve physical infrastructure to foster interdisciplinary work Objective  Develop new strategic partnerships to broaden presence in the field

Professional organizations, NGOs, and service-focused entities National and international universities Local, state, and federal agencies


Priority

EMPHASIS Focus on High-Impact Scientific Areas Objective  Build

capacity for rigorous science Generate new signature research projects to further understanding of development from infancy to adolescence Extend statistical capabilities for longitudinal research Explore opportunities for establishing model early care and education programs

Objective  Evaluate

research measurement tools Evaluate the validity, fidelity, and reliability of child assessment tools Leverage expertise in the field through collaborations

Objective  Expand

research portfolio Translate evidence-based research into policy and practice for improved child and family outcomes Launch new interdisciplinary projects Identify and pursue hot-topic areas


Priority

CULTURE Improve Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Communication Objective  Expand

diversity, inclusion, and equity opportunities Create an internal governance and support structure that will improve the climate for all employees Collaborate in University targeted hiring to increase URM employment Establish pipeline for fostering opportunities for next-generation URM

Objective  Build

a strategic communications program Communicate and execute a clear strategic plan Implement an external communications strategy to enhance FPG’s brand and broadcast the impact of our work Implement an internal communications strategy to facilitate transparent and consistent information sharing throughout FPG

Objective  Improve

professional recruitment and development at all levels Develop recruitment and hiring guidelines Provide mentoring and training at all levels Establish standardized procedures for evaluation and promotion


Strategic Plan Advisory Committee Harriet Able, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Intervention, UNC School of Education    Will Aldridge, Advanced Implementation Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Gary Bowen, Dean and Kenan Distinguished Professor, UNC School of Social Work    Brian Boyd, Director, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project    Pia Britto, Chief of Early Childhood Development, UNICEF    Anita Brown-Graham, Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government    Donna Bryant, Senior Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Ali Calikoglu, Professor of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine    Larry Colbourne, President, Mebane Charitable Foundation    Judith Cone, Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill    Sandra Conway, President, Conway and Associates Social Impact Consulting    Karen Demby, Administrative Director for Team Science, NC TraCS    Stephanie Engel, Deputy Director and Research Director for Developmental Disease, Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility    Diana Fishbein, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University    Elizabeth Frankenberg, Director, Carolina Population Center    Kevin Guskiewicz, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill    Carolyn Halpern, Professor and Chair of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health    Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution    Steve Hooper, Associate Dean and Chair, UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences    Andrea Hussong, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience    Hal Kaplan, Executive Chairman and CEO, Kaplan Early Learning Company    Christina Kasprzak, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Ashok Krishnamurthy, Deputy Director, Renaissance Computing Institute    Amelia Krysinski, Project Manager, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Doré LaForett, Advanced Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Chih-Ing Lim, Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Matthew Marceron, President, Kaplan Early Learning Company    Sam Meisels, Founding Executive Director, Buffett Early Childhood Institute    Allison Metz, Senior Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Ellen Peisner-Feinberg, Senior Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Jim Perrin, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, MassGeneral Hospital for Children    Karen Ponder, Distinguished Fellow, BUILD Initiative    Cathi Propper, Interim Director, Center for Developmental Science    John Pruette, Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction    Cathy Starks, Assistant Director for Research Administration, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Jessica Dykstra Steinbrenner, Advanced Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Ron Strauss, Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill    Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Senior Research Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute    Mike Willoughby, Fellow, RTI International    Peggy Wilmoth, Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC School of Nursing    Aisha Yousafzai, Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health    Tracy Zimmerman, Executive Director, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation


With sincere gratitude to the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute community for your thoughtful engagement in the development of this strategic plan. Your constructive participation enriched the conversation and resulted in a better plan.

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