It begins with several Strategic Visioning, Values, and Ideation sessions with campus stakeholders, then it will move to the distilling of key themes that will serve as the basis for the College’s Strategic Roadmap. We will also undertake an environmental scan which helps us understand efficiently our strengths, challenges, opportunities, and threats to success. Once the key themes are distilled then the Strategic Planning Committee will move to leverage this information toward the development of goals and objectives which are the heart of the plan. Upon drafting the plan, the community will have an opportunity to provide input, and then the plan will be formalized. Congruently, the campus will begin to assess and align resources to inform prioritization of these goals. The new plan will be presented to the Board of Trustees for adoption in May of 2021.
Following adoption, the campus academic and administrative units will be tasked with developing tactical strategies to support implementation along with measures for success. We expect nearly 500 people, representative of all of Elizabethtown’s constituencies, will be involved in the various sessions, interviews, or focus groups to help us answer the following types of questions: What makes Etown distinctive? What would you like to celebrate at Etown? What do we expect to have as our pillars of distinction?
The processes have been designed to invite and encourage as much participation as possible, so all of Etown’s stakeholders will have a role in Evolving, Engaging, and Empowering our campus to new heights.