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To: The William Paterson University Community
From: Strategic Planning Steering Committee
Re: Draft Strategic Plan 2012-2022
Date: December 15, 2011
The William Paterson University Strategic Planning Steering Committee is pleased to present a draft of the Strategic Plan 2012-2022 to the community for its consideration. The draft is the result of months of work by the Steering Committee and extensive input and feedback by faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of departments and programs.
When the framework of the Strategic Plan was distributed to the University community on September 6, 2011, we asked for careful review and comments back to the Committee. We are pleased with the level of engagement and recommendations we received from various groups and individuals on campus, including the Faculty Senate, the Directors Council, the Student Government Association, several academic departments, a student life department, the Foundation Board, the Alumni Executive Council and the Board of Trustees. We also received recommendations and reactions at the Fall Faculty Meeting, two Town Hall Meetings and other meetings of various groups and via the Strategic Planning BLOG.
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee, working with our consultants, Anthony Knerr & Associates, reviewed all of the comments and sought to address areas of major concern, including the academic focus of the framework, the campus-wide role in supporting student success, the importance of adjunct faculty and the opportunities for experiential learning, civic engagement and values that link to those defined in the University Core Curriculum, among other issues.
We now present this draft of the Strategic Plan for your consideration and request that you discuss it within your units and departments and join the Strategic Planning Steering Committee in the following public forums:
Toward the end of the document, in the section titled “Moving Forward,” is a brief outline of the proposed implementation phase of the Plan. The Implementation Plan will address the specific goals delineated in the draft Strategic Plan, including metrics against which our progress will be measured. A preliminary Implementation Plan will be forthcoming by mid-January 2012.
Feedback on the draft Strategic Plan is strongly encouraged. Your comments and suggestions may be sent electronically to the e-mailbox Strategic-Plan on Outlook, or posted to the Strategic Plan BLOG, found on the Strategic Plan webpage on the University’s homepage. After all feedback has been received and following the Board Retreat on February 3rd, the Committee will reconvene to make final edits to the document so that a final draft will be ready for distribution to the community by mid-February. The Strategic Plan will go to the Board for adoption in March 2012, and implementation will begin shortly thereafter.
Strategic Planning Steering Committee
Click here to view the draft of the Strategic Plan 2012-2022 »
Staff to the Committee:
Stuart Goldstein, Associate Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations
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