Pre-planning activities served as a transitional effort between the prior and future strategic plans.
The pre-planning committee, which consisted of faculty, professional staff and senior leaders, were assembled into three diverse groups which represented topic areas that were well-represented in the 2012-2019 strategic plan and continue to be primary areas of focus in future planning:
- Academic Resource Planning - Assessing academic program quality, cost, and demand
- Institutional Effectiveness - Assessing and improving institutional effectiveness in administrative areas and processes
- Retention - Improving retention and graduation rates
A fourth coordinating group, Thinking Forward, undertook environmental scanning to develop recommendations for an effective structure and process to the next strategic planning process.