Strategic Plan


Spring 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.

Summer 2021

  • 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.

Fall 2021

  • 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.


  • Environmental Scan and Benchmarking
  • Initial Stakeholder Engagement
    • Open Forum and Presentation of Data
    • Survey of Campus
    • Invitation to Participate

  • Establish Teams and Internal Review of Institution
    • Workgroup 1 - Mission/Vision/Values
    • Workgroup 2 - SWOT Analysis
  • Continued Stakeholder Engagement
    • Discussions with Campus Governance Groups, Open Fora, and Call for Input

  • Identifying Priorities and Goals
    • Form Workgroups around Strategic Issues (From SWOT)
    • Determine Strategic Priorities and Overarching Goals
  • Solicit Campus Feedback and Continued Stakeholder Engagement

  • Define Strategies and Actions
  • Identify Metrics of Success
    • Definitions and Baselines
    • Yearly Targets

  • Campus Review of Draft Strategic Plan
    • Solicit Feedback from stakeholders and governance groups
    • Discuss Updates to Mission/Vision/Values, Strategic Priorities, Goals, Strategies, and Actions
    • Incorporate Feedback, Review, and Make Edits

  • Develop Implementation Plan and Timeline for Review
  • Finalize Strategic Plan and Present to Campus
  • Gain Endorsement from Campus Governance Groups