“Draft 9.0″ of our Strategic Statements is now posted here. The comments from the conversation sessions are posted as well. The blog pages with the initial draft and comments have been moved to the page “Strategic Statements – Original Draft & Blog Comments.” The College’s Board of Trustees will discuss — and hopefully approve — our strategic statements at its meeting this week (October 10, 2009).
This year we will craft a vision of our future and develop a multi-year plan for how to achieve our most important goals. Our purpose is to not only craft our strategic plan, but more so, to further develop an institutional culture of planning that encourages our strategic thinking and influences all of our decision making, resource allocation, and research and assessment efforts.
This is exciting and significant work for very good purpose. We hope you share our enthusiasm and we welcome your participation in our planning effort. All students, faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni will have an opportunity to participate in the planning process through existing governance and consultative groups and through “all call” opportunities. This blog supports our effort as a place to share with the College community and provide a repository for all of our “documents” relating to contingency and strategic planning and provide one venue for conversation.