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Planning Process

Committee Activities

  • The committee reviewed survey results and compiled peer benchmark data related to strategic metrics and initiatives.
  • The committee began to formulate elements of a SWOT/SOAR analysis with a goal of presenting findings to the new chancellor in late spring or early summer.
  • The committee continued discussions on the peer benchmark study and stakeholder engagement.
  • The committee affirmed its commitment to continue the initial stages of the strategic planning process in the wake of Chancellor Sartarelli’s retirement announcement.
  • The committee engaged in professional development and discussions.
    • Workshops from strategic planning experts from the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) on the foundations and design of integrated planning.
    • Review progress of existing strategic plan metrics.
    • Conversations related to existing strengths and opportunities for campus.
  • A draft timeline and list of activities was developed.
  • The early stages of forming a robust peer benchmark study to be conducted in fall 2021.
  • Extending the current strategic plan through the end of the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Discussions with national thought leaders related to design thinking models and strategic planning.
  • Identification of co-chairs of the committee:
    • Provost Jamie Winebrake
    • Faculty Senate President Nathan Grove
    • Staff Senate Immediate Past Chair Susan Smith
  • Identification of members of a Steering Committee comprising members from across campus constituencies representing various roles and units.