I just got a little reminder lesson for myself. Our university chancellor just sent out an email report. Included in it is a subheading for priorities. Here are her priorities:
# A destination of choice for students, faculty and staff, the citizens of Hawai‘i and beyond;
# A leading, global research university performing at the highest levels and solving society’s problems;
# A respectful, inclusive community that welcomes and nurtures diversity.
Is it just me, or does that pretty much just say, "our priority is to be a good school." However, later there is a supplemental budget item, and this includes the following list:
# Repairs and maintenance of our campus infrastructure
# Health, safety, and emergency preparedness
# Support of our graduate students
# Native Hawaiian programming for Access and Hawaiian Language
# Upgrading classroom technology
# Title IX compliance for gender equity in athletics
# Support for accreditation through WASC
# Support for faculty development
# Community outreach and communications
Now, those are some actual priorities. So note to self: When looking for an organization's objectives, skip the "objectives" part and look for the money.