Assege HaileMariam, Ken Baker and I invite the campus community to participate in the 2011 strategic planning process. We hope to have stimulating, productive discussions that will prepare us to educate the next generation of students and help us build a sustainable future for EIU. William Weber

Phase V: Goals conference

November 2011–January 2012 | In the final phase of the planning process, the steering committee meets in a goals conference to draft strategic goals for each of the concept paper themes and action plans to achieve each of the identified goals. The steering committee drafts these goals informed by the stakeholder perspectives and preferred future developed in the vision conference. The drafts of the strategic goals and action plans are reviewed by the President's Council and the campus community, and the steering committee will use the resulting feedback to refine and finalize the goals and action plans.

The final goal statements and action plans will be clearly written and concise, no more than one or two pages for each strategic priority. Financial commitments, when necessary, should be clearly identified. The President's Council is responsible for implementation and timing of the specific actions contained in the strategic plan. Implementation of the strategic plan will begin in 2012, with action to be taken on at least three strategic goals during that calendar year.

The strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees in their January 2012 meeting. Once the Board of Trustees gives its final approval to the strategic plan, the steering committee's responsibilities will be concluded and it will be dissolved.

News and Updates

  • Four strategic planning open sessions are being held to obtain your ideas and input...more »
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