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
Strategic planning is a collaborative process that encourages us to step out of our day-to-day routines and spend some time discussing and focusing on the future. By participating in a strategic planning process, we create a shared vision and goals for the university, and we identify the priorities for our campus. We use data to inform our discussions and decisions, and we recognize the financial impact of the choices we make. We develop the action plans that are needed to ensure that the university will continue to serve our students well into the future.
Through the process of strategic planning, we develop a larger perspective of the issues that concern the university's stakeholders. We think seriously and strategically about sensitive issues, and we actively pursue an understanding of them from diverse viewpoints. We invest in our organizational capacity, sharing ideas, and discovering new ways to approach our challenges. We commit to an open and transparent process, with the desire to earn and build institutional trust.
For further thoughts on collaborative strategic planning, please see President Perry's letter, "Planning a Sustainable Future for Eastern Illinois University."