The COE Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) has been meeting regularly since the all-College meeting in August to consider the ideas raised there as well as in the other numerous focus groups and interviews we have conducted. The schedule provides more detail about the work to date and describes the strategic planning activities planned through the remainder of this academic year.
The SPC has now reached consensus on a framework for the strategic plan that articulates in early form a vision for COE and outlines a small set of preliminary goals to help us achieve our vision. Based on these goals, the SPC is establishing several task forces. These groups are charged with developing detailed content for the strategic plan—the specific strategies and initiatives we will undertake to accomplish each of our goals. The task forces will meet multiple times in January and February. Through an iterative process of work by the task forces, discussion of their ideas with the full SPC, and refinement and incorporation of the results into drafts of the strategic plan, we expect to reach consensus by April on a penultimate draft of that we will share with the COE community for widespread discussion.
We, along with the SPC, invite your participation in two ways. First, give us your feedback on the draft strategic plan framework posted at the link below. Second, please participate in any or all meetings of the Strategic Planning Task Forces, the dates and times of which each task force will announce shortly via emails to the COE community.
With the early work of the SPC’s labors coming to fruition, it is now especially important to obtain your reactions, suggestions, and support. Your input will ensure that we craft a truly distinctive COE strategic plan—one that conveys a powerful, high-impact vision for the College and reflects our diverse and exceptional community, voices, and culture. We encourage all of you to join us in this important work.