January–February 2017

  • Form Strategic Planning Committee
  • Conduct Community Listening Sessions in 6 major sectors
  • Review previous strategic plan and determine what was accomplished and what items remain priorities that are in progress

February 2017

Review Mission and Vision: The mission and vision will not be revised as a first step, but, rather, consideration for any revisions will be made toward the end of the planning process, if necessary.

March 2017

  • Organize Strategic Planning Process to campus constituencies
  • Organize for Town Hall Meetings

April 2017

  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Analyze feedback from Town Hall Meetings and Listening Sessions
  • Develop goal theme statements

May 2017

  • Identify limited set of major goal themes
  • Assign goal statement development to sub-groups

June-August 2017

  • Sub-groups refine goal statements making them SMART
    • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
    • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
    • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
    • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
    • Timely (implemented with a sense of urgency)
  • Sub-groups identify key activities to achieve goal statements
  • Sub-groups propose assessment criteria for goal statements

September 2017

  • Strategic Planning Committee reconvenes to review, revise, and ratify goal statements
  • Strategic Planning Committee aligns goals with mission, vision and values
  • Sub-groups develop action plans for key activities

October 2017

  • Strategic Planning Committee seeks institution-wide feedback on priorities and goals through campus feedback sessions and meetings with all campus departments

November 2017

  • Revise priorities and goals as needed
  • Establish year 1 action steps

December 2017:

  • Present strategic plan with 1st year action steps to the campus community

January 2018: Begin implementation of the Strategic Plan