System Redesign Phase 2

The State System is transforming itself for the future through a collaborative, highly-public process that began in 2016 with a top-to-bottom review of the entire System, which led to Phase 1 of the System Redesign process in 2017. Phase 2 began in the fall of 2018 with the arrival of the new chancellor, Dan Greenstein.

The System Redesign is guided by three strategic priorities that were approved by the Board of Governors:   

1 Ensuring student success

2Leveraging university strengths

3Transforming the governance/leadership structure


The next phase of the System Redesign will put in place the tools that we will need to manage and grow our enterprise including: 
  • A shared understanding of the role the System plays in supporting student success and university success—one that will consistently guide how we address governance, policy, resource planning, and other System issues
  • System goals, with targets for student success and university success
  • University strategies, with goals and targets aligned with System goals
  • University resource plans that are aligned with and designed to advance university strategies and to assist presidents in leading their universities to achieve those strategies—all developed according to a common accountability framework
  • A consistent and integrated approach to tuition setting and the allocation of state funding—an approach that is tied directly to and grows out of the above
  • Transparency and inclusiveness in decision-making, strategic directions, and accountability reporting that encourage a new culture of shared understanding of and support for students, universities, and the System 
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Phase 2 Strategy Overview
In January 2019, the Board of Governors affirmed the Phase 2 strategy based on recommendations from the three task groups 1) Student Success; 2) University Success; and 3) Systemness. Click "share your thoughts" below to provide feedback.​ System Redesign - Phase 2 Plan.pdf


Small, tactical groups are being used throughout the System Redesign to accomplish specific tasks that support each of our three strategic priorities. Below is a list of the existing task groups and an archive of past task groups; others may be added over time. We invite you to submit your comments to be shared with the task groups.

1Ensuring student success

Our universities already are focused on student success, and we want every student to graduate in a timely manner with a path forward that leads to his or her individual success.

​​​​​​• Phase 2 Task Group: "Student Success"

2Leveraging university strengths

Each university has unique strengths. We need to capitalize on those strengths through greater collaboration. Working together, we can leverage the power of 14.

3Transforming the governance and leadership structure

We are implementing best practices to move the System from a focus on compliance to a focus on strategy and to empower our leaders to make bold decisions that place the needs of students first.


This diagram shows how issues flow from the Task Groups, through the various parts of the System, and to the Board of Governors—gathering input from stakeholders along the way.

Phase 1 Task Groups Launched  Dec. 2017

Phase 2 Task Groups Launched Nov. 2018


Task Group forms recommendations for specific actions

Chancellor's staff and university counterparts review recommendations

University Presidents provide input

Feedback from stakeholders (e.g., bargaining units, trustees, etc.) and the public 

Review by appropriate BOG Committee

Action by Board of Governors

As tasks are completed, additional task groups may be formed (and will follow this same process)