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Strategic Planning Discussion

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

The University has been deeply engaged in the elaboration and refinement of the 2011 strategic priorities, as the President shared in his recent email to the campus. Last academic year, 50 faculty and staff worked in six strategic advisory committees to develop concrete objectives and flesh out six strategic goals for the University. The University’s Integrated Strategic Plan combines these strategic goals and objectives with a comprehensive enrollment plan and a facilities master plan to form an ambitious detailed vision for what Santa Clara University aspires to be and do in 2020.


Over the past three months, almost 500 faculty and staff met in seven disciplinary clusters to discuss relevant aspects of the University’s Integrated Strategic Plan. These discussions, planned by faculty and staff in each disciplinary cluster, have provided opportunities for the broader university community to explore elements of the plan, reflect on how various academic units can develop and contribute in new ways, and offer substantive feedback to the deans and other campus leaders. The Planning Action Council and Board of Trustees have also been studying and evaluating the Integrated Strategic Plan.


On February 19, the President will devote a portion of his State of the University address to introducing the Integrated Strategic Plan. After the address, the University will launch a comprehensive website that describes the key features of the enrollment, facilities, and strategic plans as well as responds to frequently asked questions. In late February and early March, the Integrated Strategic Plan will be presented and discussed at several meetings open to the entire campus:


Town Hall #1
Tuesday, February 25 from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Recital Hall


Town Hall #2
Friday, February 28 from 11:45 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Location: Recital Hall


Town Hall #3
Monday, March 3 from 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Location: Williman Room


Town Hall #4
Thursday, March 6 from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Commons


Information about additional discussions on special themes is forthcoming.