Campus News

April 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

Strategic Planning Committee Welcomes Feedback on Five Themes

Grey Towers Castle by Hoffer Photography

Planning Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Steve Michael, Provost, and Dr. Theresa Rollins, Trustee, are pleased to announce the emergence of five themes culminating from the Strategic Planning process. Upon compiling and reviewing survey data, interviews, open session feedback and committee meetings, the Planning Committee worked in small and large groups to further develop the strategic goals and objectives from the themes.

Participate in On-Campus Discussions

To continue this inclusive process, the University invites and encourages all members of the Arcadia community to participate in one or more of the following sessions based on the individual theme:

Grey Towers Castle Dining Room 

  • Monday, April 15, 10 – 11 a.m., Theme 5
  • Monday, April 15, 11 – noon, Theme 4
  • Monday, April 15, noon – 1 p.m., Theme 1

Commons Conference Rooms 2 and 3

  • Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m. – noon, Theme 5

Commons Conference Rooms 1 and 2

  • Wednesday, April 17, noon – 1 p.m., Theme 2
  • Wednesday, April 17, 1 – 2 p.m., Theme 3

Grey Towers Castle Dining Room

  • Friday, April 19, 10 – 11 a.m., Theme 5

Grey Towers Castle Dining Room

  • Monday, April 22, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Theme 4
  • Monday, April 22, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Theme 1
  • Monday, April 22, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Theme 2

Commons Conference Rooms 2 and 3

  • Tuesday, April 23, noon – 1 p.m., Theme 4
  • Tuesday, April 23, 1 – 2 p.m., Theme 3
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2 – 3 p.m., Theme 1

Commons Conference Rooms 1 and 2

  • Thursday, April 25, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Theme 1
  • Thursday, April 25, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Theme 2

Submit Comments Electronically

In addition to attending the sessions on campus, you are invited to submit comments electronically. Comments will be posted on MyArcadia under the Strategic Planning tab.

The Planning Committee will revise the current draft of the themes after reviewing the community input from the electronic comments and on-campus discussions. We hope to distribute a revised draft of the Strategic Plan by Friday May 3, 2013. There will be opportunities to comment on the revised draft on campus and electronically.

If you have any questions about the planning process or would like to contribute additional ideas to the Committee, please email Dr. John Hoffman, Project Manager, at hoffmanj@arcadia.edu.

Draft Working Themes

Working Theme 1: Enhancing academic excellence and globally-engaged learning

Comment on Theme 1

Working Theme 2: Strengthening a people-focused University community

Comment on Theme 2

Working Theme 3: Partnering with the Arcadia University stakeholders to enhance and deepen career preparation, scholarship, and volunteerism/community engagement

Comment on Theme 3

Working Theme 4: Develop and adopt agile mission-driven resource allocation planning and fiscal management practices that will ensure financial viability and empower informed decisions

Comment on Theme 4

Working Theme 5: Supporting the continued globalization of a diverse university community

Comment on Theme 5

Photo by Hoffer Photography

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