Help shape the university’s future by taking part in strategic plan open forum Nov. 29

To continue gathering feedback on the future of the university, Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III and members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee will hold another open forum Nov. 29. All members of the campus community are invited to attend and provide suggestions on how to shape the university’s strategic plan for the next five years.

The new strategic plan will build on the foundation laid by the current strategic plan, Forward Thinking, which is in its fifth and final year.

Attendees are encouraged to provide their feedback on the following questions—and any others they think will help the university:

  • What have been the key successes of Forward Thinking—and what else must we do to realize important goals?
  • How can we compete more effectively with our peers and enhance our national and global rankings, for the university as a whole as well as for specific schools and programs?
  • What are the biggest changes affecting higher education today—and how will we respond to those changes?
  • How can we build on our current successes?
  • What do you believe are the most important actions or investments that could be made to produce transformative change?
  • How do funding, planning and other practices need to evolve to allow us to execute our plans?
  • What are the largest obstacles to success that we must overcome?

The meeting will take place Nov. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ford Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided.