Since last October, the Joint Task Force on Strategic Oversight (JTFSO) has been working to "make recommendations to the Chancellor with respect to a high-level Strategic Plan" to be submitted to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) as part of the campus's fifth-year interim accreditation report in August. JTFSO is a group of 31 faculty, staff, and students appointed by the Chancellor and the Faculty Senate to lead the planning effort. That group, together with numerous committees and subcommittees, has produced a draft that is now being put before the campus for review and comment. In all, more than 130 members of the community contributed to this document.
The first phase document is called "Innovation and Impact: Renewing the Promise of the Public Research University." It sets an agenda for the campus, and will guide subsequent institutional-level and departmental implementation plans. That document - linked below - proposes many principles and high-level recommendations. The campus community is being asked to join in the conversation while the document is still in draft form, and in light of feedback received by April 26 a final version will be presented to the Faculty Senate and other groups by the end of the semester.
Innovation and Impact: Renewing the Promise of the Public Research University
(Draft of the Phase I strategic planning document)
Thursday, April 4 8:30 a.m., Campus Center 163C
Tuesday, April 9 2:30 p.m., Online Interactive Forum
Wednesday, April 10 2:00 p.m., Campus Center 163C
Tuesday, April 16 3:00 p.m., Campus Center 173
Faculty Senate Meeting
Thursday, May 9 3:30 p.m., Herter 227
Contact JTFSO: firstname.lastname@example.org