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
The strategic plan will focus on a set of five to 10 strategic priorities emerging from the discussions with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders. Three to five strategic goals will be established for each priority, and each strategic goal will be supported by an action plan. The complete strategic plan will not exceed 10 pages and will be easily understandable by a general audience.
The strategic planning process will be completed by the end of calendar year 2011 and will be presented to the Board of Trustees in January 2012. Once the plan is approved by the board, implementation of select action plans for at least three of the strategic priorities will begin during calendar year 2012.
Collaboration, transparency, discussion and dialogue are essential for a successful planning process. If we tap into the collective wisdom of the campus community, pay attention to the external issues and trends in higher education, and listen to the insights offered by our external constituencies, then we can envision and build a sustainable academic and financial future for Eastern Illinois University.