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Strategic Plan Implementation Update: February 2024

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to those of you who joined us on Thursday for our most recent staff/faculty strategic planning implementation gathering. Following is an update on the work the group accomplished together.

Joanna Curtis, VP for Advancement, and Kaylee Highstrom, AVP, Advancement Operations and Campaign, started the session with a description of the college’s next fundraising campaign. They shared that the goals of this campaign will include raising funds to support the goals of the strategic plan, as well as actively engaging  alumni in the life and work of the college. 

Following the campaign update, attendees participated in small-group discussions with leaders from four working groups: Advising, First-year Experience, High-impact Practices (HIPs), and the EPAG ad hoc Curriculum Committee. The working group representatives shared that the discussions were helpful and will help shape the summary reports being generated by the groups.

Similar to the process used this summer, The co-chairs will meet to identify common themes or recommendations in draft working group reports  The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) will review the final reports and will discuss the outputs with the working group co-chairs. This set of information will guide the next steps in the implementation process.

We encourage you to review the updates to the Strategic Plan website, which reflects our progress and plans to date. 

Finally, we hope you will join us for our last Thursday SPI gathering over lunch on March 21. You can register for that session here.

Thanks for your continued partnership,

Paul Overvoorde, Bethany Miller, Sara Suelflow, Julie Hurbanis

Strategic Plan Implementation Committee