Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences strategic planning website. Throughout calendar year 2012, the college engaged in a multistage, iterative strategic planning process. While the groundwork for the college’s process was laid in the 2011-2012 academic year, the release of the university’s Blue Sky Project in the summer of 2012 set the stage for intensive planning within the college that took place over the fall semester. I am pleased to report that the college’s plan is complete and we are beginning to take the first steps toward implementation. Thank you to all of you who participated in the planning process.
I view the CLAS strategic plan as a living document. The “Short Term Action” items included in the plan are initial steps meant to kick start movement toward our goals. As we progress, we will develop new action items. Our four broad goals: Grow, Create, Engage, and Connect will guide decision-making and resource allocation in the coming years.
The conversation about the college’s future is, of course, not over. We will use this website to chart progress. In the coming weeks, we will launch new features that can be used to track the completion of short-term action items, document next steps, and monitor progress. There will also be a portal for you to provide input on the plan and its implementation. I hope you will visit the site often.