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Frequently Asked Questions

Goals of Institutional Strategic Planning

  • Articulate a common vision, values, and priorities
  • Identify short and long-term goals
  • Establish benchmarks to measure progress
  • Establish public accountability reporting
  • Determine how resources and energies are directed
  • Give us all an opportunity for important conversations – reconnecting and re-envisioning our futures as we return to campus

A new Strategic Plan enables an institution to capitalize on opportunities to grow and thrive – opportunities that we as a community decide are important to us.

Planning Process: Guiding Principles

  • Be inclusive, engage the campus and community
  • Ensure lived experiences and goals of diverse communities are key to planning so that the ultimate strategic plan fosters an increasingly just, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming campus
  • Provide opportunities for the campus community to listen, learn and share
  • Strive for transparency through extensive and timely communications and numerous opportunities for input and feedback
  • Emphasize a process that encourages collective learning, supported by research and analyses drawing on multiple sources and forms of data.
  • Build stronger community engagement
  • Be inspirational, focus on excellence, impact, and growth
  • Be practical and recognize that in some cases a phased approach may be necessary