The Faculty of Sports Studies Strategic Plan 2016-20 is based on the objectives and vision of the Strategic Plan of the university of which the Faculty is part.
The Faculty of Sports Studies aims to provide valuable higher education grounded on high quality general foundations that are in turn based on a wide spectrum of social, biomedical and physical education disciplines and reflect the needs of and changes in society. We will effectively utilize the strong application potential during the preparation and implementation of research activities, involve leading personalities in doctoral programmes, and support the development of physical culture and the inclusion of sport in the lives of the population in the region. We will remain an economically stable part of MU, characterized by modern, strategic and effective management, quality infrastructure, and a functional foundation of information and library systems and services.
117 academic and non-academic staff work at the MU Faculty of Sports Studies. The Faculty will continue to create an appropriate working environment and motivational conditions for them. In its personnel policy, the Faculty will concentrate on meeting targets, among which education and research are the priorities. The Faculty will, in accordance with university-wide activities, review its human resources management processes. The Faculty’s personnel policy will be open and international and will acquire the best available experts with experience and knowledge, including from the external non-university environment and abroad, the priority being to strengthen the expertise of the Faculty. In terms of human resources, the Faculty will improve social facilities and working conditions, for example through a transparent system of assessment and remuneration for staff performance, and possibilities for reconciling professional career and family life. The Faculty will build on its already established project-based system for the internal training of all staff, and will continue to develop it.
In terms of infrastructure for education and research, the Faculty must continue to work on completing and modernizing its teaching, research and sports facilities. Just as in the preceding period, we will ensure the effective use of lecture rooms, laboratories, gyms and other sports facilities through the use of electronic tools for their records and coordinated use.
In its budgetary polity, the Faculty will be facing a reduction in the volume of grants and targeted funding from European funds. The Faculty of Sports Studies will therefore focus on differentiating its sources of finance, in particular through international grant schemes, while in its internal budgeting it will continue with the introduction of motivational elements to ensure the efficient operation of both the departments and the dean’s office.
It is essential for the effective and smooth running of all areas of the Faculty that it supports the development and improvement of all available information systems and information technologies, especially at the university-wide level.
I wish the Faculty of Sports Studies the successful achievement of all its strategic objectives and the vision it has committed to, allowing us to contribute to the fulfilment of the demanding plans of Masaryk University, which is due to celebrate its 100th anniversary in the coming period.