Phase I (September 13, 2018)
The Planning Task Force met for a training session to create a communication plan, to develop a work plan, to clarify roles, and to identify forums for engagement and data gathering.
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Planning Task Force
- Billings, Kate: Director of Student Activities, Title IX Coordinator
- Cook, Jenna: Instructor of Mathematics
- Cooper, Katie: Director of Financial Aid
- Criniti, Steve: Professor of English
- Davis, Sarah: Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design
- Halicki, Shannon: Dean of the Honors College, Associate Professor of French
- Harder, Matthew: Dean of the College of Arts and Communication, Director of Music Technology
- Harper, Aaron: Associate Professor of Philosophy
- Huffman, Aaron: Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
- Jesse, Gayle: Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
- Kefauver, Lucy: Director of the Office of eLearning
- Kuhns, Chad: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the General Studies Assessment Committee
- Musilli, Laura: Manager of Grants, Institutional Advancement
- Rodella, Joe: Director of IT
- Serra, Jon: Assistant Professor of Chemistry
- Sweeney, Sara: Director of Graduate Studies
- Zane, Kathryn: Library Assistant
Phase II (September-November, 2018)
In groups of two, members of the Planning Task Force are currently collecting data through research, surveys, and face-to-face meetings with various university stakeholders such as students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
- Administration (Joe Rodella and Jon Serra)
- Alumni/Donors (Shannon Halicki and Laura Musilli)
- Athletics (Aaron Huffman and Gayle Jesse)
- Businesses/Community/Gov (Matthew Harder and Kathryn Zane)
- Faculty (Aaron Harper and Sarah Sweeney)
- Parents (Steve Criniti and Jeremy Larance)
- Schools (Sarah Davis and Lucy Kefauver)
- Students (Kate Billings and Jenna Cook)
- Student Services (Katie Cooper and Chad Kuhns)
Phase III (November, 2018-January, 2019)
On November 29th, after the Stakeholder Teams presented their data from Phase II, the PTF identified four major themes: Academic Success, Branding, Operational Efficiency, and Student Experience. The PTF then divided into four teams to create concept papers (approximately five pages in length) for each theme. In preparation for the Vision Conference, these papers were shared with the campus community at large for comment, and participants at the conference will use the papers as they prepare to establish goals for the master plan.
Phase IV (February, 2019)
During a conference involving a larger set of stakeholders from across the university community, participants will review and discuss the concept papers before taking part in various exercises designed to create a “Preferred Future” for the university, ideas that will be used to create the first draft of a Vision Statement in the strategic plan.
Phase V (April, 2019)
In this phase, the PTF creates a broad implementation plan for the institution, creating a set of strategic goals and action plans for each strategic theme.