Schreiner University is launching a strategic planning process that will guide us for the next 5 years – right into our centennial year. It is an exciting time.
While the Strategic Plan itself is of critical importance, the process is at least equally important. The development will be:
The Strategic Plan Development Task Force will include representatives from each of the following stakeholder groups:
The President will chair the committee, with the Provost and the Vice President for Administration and Finance serving as Co-chairs.
In the next several weeks, the Task Force will engage in several tasks to establish a foundation for planning. In the broadest sense, these are assessment activities, but they need not start from scratch. Instead, the process will begin by being informed by the work that precedes it, including the Environmental Scan, and the Economic Impact Study, along with the final report from the 2017 Strategic Plan. These documents, along with several studies of mission critical aspects of the university, have been compiled in a study document called the SU Data Compendium.
While the Task Force is conducting its foundational work, we will also gather input more broadly through Town Hall meetings and Focus Group sessions, to be conducted during the month of September.
The commitment is to develop a rough draft plan by Christmas Break, and to present a smooth draft to the Board of Trustees at its February meeting. We hope to gain final approval of the plan at the May Board meeting.
In the meantime, we will post frequent progress updates and relevant discussion related to the emerging issues. Please check this site at least every couple of weeks for new information.