During the 2016-17 academic year, we continue our strategic planning process. Last year, there were many opportunities for the campus community to provide feedback to shape the plan and we thank you for your engagement in the process. A University Strategic Planning Committee was formed to guide the process. The committee worked with Dr. Howard Cohen, a consultant from the Penson Center of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, on the process of developing a draft plan. Thanks to the members of the committee who contributed their time and expertise to the process. Dr. Cohen will return during the fall 2016 semester to help the committee launch our fall strategic planning activities.Thank you to Dr. John Stone for his leadership of this effort last year.
During fall 2016, the campus community will have an opportunity to provide further feedback on the draft goals and objectives of the developing plan. As we did during spring 2016, we will invite all faculty, students, staff, alumni, friends and community members to participate in the process and will look forward to your comments. Your experiences, perspectives and input are critical to helping the university develop a plan that will shape the direction and actions of the university in the coming years.
We anticipate completing the strategic planning process by the end of the fall 2016 semester. This plan will be used to set university priorities, implement programs and allocate resources in order to achieve our values and our mission.
Susan Elrod, Ph.D.
Chair, University Strategic Planning Committee
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs