President Capilouto and Provost Tracy met with the co-chairs of the strategic plan committees in early March to outline the next steps forward. Efforts over the next several weeks will focus on refining the important work done in five areas:

  1. Undergraduate student success
  2. Diversity and inclusivity
  3. Community engagement and impact
  4. Graduate education (we will address professional education initiatives separately once this process is completed)
  5. Research

By the end of April, the leadership team, comprised of the co-chairs, will produce a draft document— approximately 15 pages in total—that will articulate a handful of strategic initiatives for each of the five goal areas, along with a focused set of action steps and clear ways to measure our progress. In May, we will hold a series of campus-wide forums to elicit feedback and allow for time to further refine the plan before submitting it to the Board of Trustees in June.

Even as we are planning formal town halls in May, feedback and input from the campus will continue to be critical as the leadership team completes its important work.