Strategic Planning Timeline and Process

March/April/May 2017

  • Co-chairs and Steering Committee announced, seven Task Forces formed
  • President Dudley and co-chairs generate list of guiding questions
  • 5-question survey is sent to all SP participants (88 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alums)
  • Task Forces hold their initial meetings, begin to proceed with identifying priorities, initiatives, goals
  • Each Task Force chair meets with the SP co-chairs
  • First presentation of progress to the Board of Trustees (May 19 meeting)

June/July/August 2017

  • Steering Committee continues to meet, discussing several research areas and reviewing the overall findings of the survey, as well as formulating process for the next steps
  • Task Forces continue to meet and work at their own individual paces
  • Research on various areas continues in multiple offices

September/October 2017

  • Task Forces continue their work of prioritizing and articulating vision and priorities. Meetings/conversations between Steering Committee and Task Force chairs (and other Task Force members as able): seeking common interests, developing resource implications
  • Campus-wide "town hall" forums on Strategic Planning (October 4, 11, 12). These include some presentation of process, but are mainly opportunities to listen to campus constituencies: one just for students, one just for faculty, one just for staff