CONVENE FULL ALABAMA HBCU CONSORTIUM PARTNERS based on collective and individual assessment needs challenges, solutions, develop into strategic AL/HBCU Consortium planning challenges. Prepare to deliver a statewide AL/HBCU Assessment Manual with a series of 14 distinct HBCU assessment chapters that – ID strengths weaknesses, opportunities, challenges of preservation and future development goals of each institution. OUTLINE THE ISSUES
HBCUs are almost always under-funded, mainly 'maintenance' institutions with antiquated infrastructure systems and few reserves; cost of operations is skyrocketing; attendance is down. It's time for some serious group think.
"it's very simple,
together-- we must plan to win"
DEVELOP SCOPE FOR EXPERT TEAMS :
Assess University Physical Plant with team of licensed/certified historians, accreditors, finance analysts, architects, preservationists, civil engineers, archival photography consultants and students to assess university physical plant. Identify capital needs of each college over the next 5-10 year projections; assess university curriculum alignment with innovation, technology and workforce development trends;
PROPOSE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRESIDENTS WITH COST ESTIMATES & TIMELINES.
IDENTIFY SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS/ FOR PRIORITIZED NEEDS EACH CAMPUS:
Assess and Prioritize HBCU projects with timelines, cost estimates and use seed money to ID sources and uses of funds to pay for assessed priority capital needs+ innovation technology needs of each college over the next 5-10-25 year projections. Assess federal, state, local funding streams as defined by values, assessment, costs, estimates, capacity, support and trends. SEEK FUNDING AS A COLLECTIVE.