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Draft Academic Strategic Plan Framework to Be Released; Your Feedback Is Needed!
After a successful fall semester marked by a robust academic strategic planning process, we are eager to share a draft of the academic strategic plan framework with our campus community.
The draft, based on the hard work, participation and feedback of so many of you, will be available this Friday on the Academic Strategic Plan webpage. We hope you will take the time to review this important document, which will help shape and guide the future of our university.
Feedback Opportunities and Timeline
Following the release of the academic strategic plan framework, there will be multiple opportunities for members of the campus community to offer feedback:
- Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.-Noon: Launch forum – K.G. Tan Auditorium, National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building
- Wednesday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 7: Zoom feedback sessions
More details about these events will be shared soon—stay tuned!
Additionally, you can submit your feedback online.
Following the feedback period, the Academic Strategic Plan will be revised, finalized and shared with the University community in early April.
Thank You for Your Participation!
We were truly impressed by and appreciative of the active and incredibly valuable participation in academic strategic planning by so many members of the campus community, and we look forward to benefitting from your ongoing engagement with the process. Highlights from fall 2022 include:
- More than 2,000 individual points of contact and communication
- More than 350 responses to online surveys
- More than 100 community members involved in seven working groups
The process resulted in a number of positive outcomes. For example:
- Faculty identified new opportunities for intradisciplinary collaboration and new directions in research and creative endeavors.
- Students shared ideas for enhancing their academic experience.
- Staff provided keen perspectives and practical know-how that underscored the ways in which their work can continue to advance University goals.
Some of the earliest recommendations from fall feedback sessions have already been implemented: A new focus on intradisciplinary and creative work initiatives in the Office of Research; an increase in graduate student stipends; and adjustments in Ph.D. compensation and benefits programs are a few examples.
We will continue to provide information about events, feedback opportunities and ways to be involved with the refinement of the plan as we move through the next weeks and months. You can also stay up-to-date on the latest news by visiting the Academic Strategic Plan webpage.