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
Attendees self-selected a strategic theme to begin developing goals for each theme. Each group presented the suggested goals to all participants. Then, participants prioritized the suggested goals.
Each group created detailed action plans for their two top-priority goals (including three steps toward implementing goals, resources needed, time frame, a person who is responsible for the successful completion and those who will assist, description of what success would look like, and potential hurdles); the action plans were presented to the whole group for constructive feedback. Finally, each group incorporated the feedback to refine the action plans and gave a report, see below, to the large group.
Champion: VP Weber
Who is involved:Brenda Major, Karla Sanders, Kimberlee Moock, Stacia Lynch, Bill Weber and Ryan Gibson
What does Success Look Like?: Increased enrollment to 11,000 FTE/12,000 headcount, subject to facility constraints
Champion: President Perry
Who is involved: All parties employed at EIU
What does Success Look Like?: Balanced budget meeting EIU’s core mission
The work created during the Goals Conference will serve as the foundation for our strategic plan, and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will seek further input from the campus community develop and refine these ideas in the coming weeks. In accordance with the guidelines that President Perry established when we began the planning process, the new strategic plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees at its January 20, 2012 meeting.