Lay out the number of opportunities and methods for feedback.
Preview survey to gather input on college values and essence. Use the 100 days report and discussion feedback to develop questions; tailor for faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, trustees and friends.
January: Community Discussion
Discuss and seek alignment on the College’s values, essence and distinction.
An initial SOAR analysis to provide information to the Working Groups on the College’s strengths, opportunities, aspirations and expected results.
Two sessions offered—one in-person, one virtual; scheduled after classes are in session. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-noon in the Platt Center Green Room; Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6-7 p.m. via Zoom.
February/March: Working Groups
Each Working Group is asked to develop a three-page report in response to its charge and focus questions–that reflects the College’s values, essence, distinction and SOAR analysis.
Week of Feb. 19 – attend focused SOAR sessions
Week of Feb. 26 – extract and group SOAR input most relevant to the charge and focus questions; convene and review focus questions
Week of Mar. 4 – convene and discuss/prepare preliminary responses to focus questions
Week of Mar. 18 – share drafts with the College community for feedback and refinement
Week of Mar. 25 – convene and update/finalize report
April/May: Steering Committee
The Steering Committee will draft strategic goals and initiatives based on the Working Group reports.
Week of March 4 – review SOAR input; convene and discuss future timeline
Week of April 1 – convene and draft strategic goals and initiatives based on the Working Group reports
Week of April 8 – convene with the Working Groups to review draft
Week of April 15 – update and share draft College community for feedback
April 24 – Community-wide discussion. [Two sessions – one in person, one virtual; scheduled after classes are in session.]
Wed April 24, 11 a.m.-Noon in the Green Room
Wed. April 24, 6-7 p.m. via Zoom
Revise the plan based on stakeholder input.
June: Finalize the Plan
Integrate all feedback and finalize the strategic plan.
Develop a presentation for the board of trustees.
July: Board of Trustees Preview
Present the plan to the board of trustees for initial feedback.
Make any adjustments based on trustee feedback.
Prepare for a more comprehensive presentation in October.
August: Plan Refinement
Make final refinements to the plan based on any additional feedback.
Develop a comprehensive plan presentation for the board of trustees.
September: Board of Trustees Approval
Present the final strategic plan to the board of trustees for approval.
Obtain final approval from the board of trustees.
October: Plan Implementation
Begin implementing the approved strategic plan.
Develop an implementation schedule and allocate resources accordingly.