Planning Retreat #1 (Scheduled for August 23, 2012):
Five committees meet separately and jointly to discuss strategies, goals, and initiatives.
Adopt a shared vision of strategic planning process and outcomes
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).
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
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.