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Strategic Plan Status Updates

March - April 2023

Key Activities

  • Pres. Lewis named Co-Chairs and Executive  Council members
  • Executive Council selected Steering Committee members
  • Executive Council interviewed consulting groups to assist with planning
  • Executive Council began gathering and reviewing relevant internal and external data

May - June 2023

Key Activities

  • Executive Council selected and engaged Huron Consulting Group
  • Kick-off meeting of the Steering Committee held
  • President charged the Steering Committee
  • Phase 0 completed with Huron
    • Huron met biweekly with Executive Council
    • Desired outcomes and timeline discussed
    • Relevant data was obtained, analyzed, and shared
  • Phase 1 commenced with Huron
    • Huron began working on market scan and benchmarking analysis
    • Huron attended June meeting of Steering Committee
    • Huron held several small group interviews with Steering Committee members
    • Surface themes began to emerge based on Executive Council and Steering Committee meetings

July 2023

Key Activities

  • Executive Council worked with MarComm to develop a word mark, tagline, and website
  • Huron asked Executive Council to begin identifying internal and external stakeholders to engage to contribute to the planning process
  • Huron facilitated a strategic planning session with the Cabinet and Extended cabinet at the President’s Workshop
  • At monthly Steering Committee meeting, Huron shared preliminary results of market scan and benchmarking analysis

August 2023

Key Activities

  • Co-Chairs provided strategic planning updates at President's fall faculty meeting and per the request of the College of Health
  • Executive Council finalized its list of external stakeholders and submitted it for the President's approval
  • Executive Council created tentative schedule of internal engagements for September when Huron plans to make campus visits
  • Executive Council worked with MarComm to finalize the website

September 2023 - October 2023

Key Activities

  • Strategic Planning Website launched
  • Completed engagements with various internal and external community members through 1:1 interviews, focus groups, workshops, and surveys
  • Held monthly Steering Committee meetings to review market scan and benchmarking analysis, share feedback from engagements, and discuss potential mission, values, and priorities related to the same.

November 2023 - December 2023

Key Activities

  • Held Steering Committee meeting to finalize draft mission, vision, and values as well as discuss priority areas of focus
  • Facilitated thematic workshops based on four priority areas to develop proposed signature initiatives and related metrics to measure success
  • Met with President Lewis and Cabinet to introduce and discuss the draft mission, vision, and values, as well as four enabling capabilities
  • Hosted Town Hall Meeting (which 130+ attended) to share the draft mission, values, vision, priority areas of focus, and enabling capabilities, solicit feedback, and answer questions

January 2024

Key Activities

  • Huron met with the Divisional Cabinet to discuss foundational capabilities
  • Huron drafted the strategic plan
  • Executive Council, President, and Divisional Cabinet reviewed the draft plan
  • Co-chairs met with MarComm to discuss the plan design, including layout and visuals for the glossy brochure version