President Wim Wiewel kicked off a campuswide effort Wednesday to determine "who we are as a university, where we are going and how we're going to get there."
“It’s really time to do a serious strategic plan” that will guide PSU through the next five to 10 years, Wiewel said during the first meeting of the Strategic Plan Development Team
Wiewel has been charged by the PSU Board of Trustees to come up with a new plan. A tentative timeline shows a completion date of fall 2015. Wiewel said he hopes the process will help unify the campus through a broad-based conversation on shared goals.
The Strategic Plan Development Team has about 30 members including faculty, students, administrators, staff, members of the foundation, board of trustees and others.
Led by Coraggio Group consultants and project manager Kari St. Peters, the team quickly got to work coming up with key questions that they must consider. A number of themes emerged: student experience, the role of research, community engagement, access and excellence, equity and inclusion and communications, to name just a few.
By the end of the meeting, two themes -- student success and access and excellence -- had been selected as subjects that will be studied further by smaller “topic teams.” More themes and more topic teams are expected to emerge from future meetings.
The next meeting of the team will be in the first week of December. Strategic plan organizers also are planning a campuswide town hall-style meeting in the coming weeks.
Photo: The Strategic Planning Development Team meets for the first time.
|The President's Open Office Hours||
Where: The Simon Benson House
When: Mon. 12/1 at 11am