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Strategic Planning Timeline

FALL 2012

  • Planning Retreat #1 (Scheduled for August 23, 2012):
  • Five committees meet separately and jointly to discuss strategies, goals, and initiatives.

    1. Adopt a shared vision of strategic planning process and outcomes
    2. Team building
    3. Establish timeline and collaboration plan for each team and collective

    - Strategies
    : guiding focus to further the college’s mission to “provide the finest liberal arts education in the country”.
    - Goals: a specific idea to further one of the three strategies
    - Initiatives: a specific plan to meet a goal.
  • Fall Conference (August 28, 2012): Introduce committees, process, and outreach plans
  • Committee Work: each committee consults with constituencies, reviews common practices, and provides regular reports to Steering Committee. Appropriate campus standing committees will be consulted and tasked with certain projects throughout.
  • Written updates posted regularly to strategic planning website.
  • President provides update to the Board of Trustees on September 21, 2012.
  • Alumni and Parents Town Hall during Homecoming Weekend October 11-14, 2012.
  • November 15, 2012 – Committees submit their tentative goals (5). Begin work on initiatives (3).

SPRING 2013

  • Year of Planning Winter Conference (January 17-18, 2013 during half-block):
  • Will include separate and joint committee meetings and open meetings for the CC and Colorado Springs communities to get feedback on proposed goals and generate ideas on possible initiatives.
  • Goal: to gather broad community input.
    • “Scrum team” of approximately five community members will be tasked with assessing and developing one or two of the most innovative projects. Starts post-retreat.
    • Committee Work: each committee consults with constituencies, reviews common practices, and provides regular reports to Steering Committee.
    • Board of Trustees Meeting (February 21-23, 2013): Board updated and input solicited.
    • March 15, 2013 – Committees submit a list of initiatives for each goal. Begin work on prioritization. Final recommendations to be submitted in May must include no more than five initiatives per goal.
    • Planning Retreat #3 (April 18 or 19, 2013):
    • Committees and scrum team report and work on comprehensive plan.
      • Faculty meeting: presentation of final draft from committees for faculty discussion, input, and support

SUMMER 2013

  • May 15, 2013: three strategic committees submit final recommendations to Steering Committee.
  • President updates the Board of Trustees at May 2-4, 2013 meetings.
  • July 2013: Board Retreat: Final plan presented to Board of Trustees for review and approval.

2013-2014 and beyond

  • IMPLEMENTATION