How should Mac look in 10 years?

That’s the challenge the college’s Strategic Planning Committee began grappling with early in 2013. Last month the campus community reviewed the committee’s findings: a strategic plan that will guide Macalester for the next decade. (Visit macalester. edu/strategicplansummary)


  • Reinforce Macalester’s distinctive excellence in internationalism
  • Make entrepreneurship—social and commercial—an area of strength
  • Become a leader in offering issuefocused academic programs
  • Strengthen the connections between a liberal arts education and vocation by making career paths more obvious and accessible
  • Increase diversity within our student body, faculty, and staff
  • Become a leader in using technology to broaden our reach
  • Create a culture in which strategic thinking and careful, timely decision-making are the norm
  • Build a sustainable financial model
  • Create the institutional will to stop doing some things we do now, while recognizing that every program has some value and support
  • Move from a model of divided governance to a model of truly shared governance to facilitate informed, strategic decision-making

November 6 2014

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