In fall 2013, President Kaler initiated a planning process to articulate a strategic vision and goals for the Twin Cities campus, aligned with Board of Regents planning. The plan is meant to build on exceptional strengths and opportunities we have as a campus and to set a general direction for key strategic priorities and decisions over the next decade.
The collaborative effort is driven by a Strategic Planning Workgroup, a 30-member faculty-staff-student group formed from open nominations and led by Provost Karen Hanson. Five 20–30-member “issue teams” will focus in detail on goals outlined by the workgroup to "map issues" and suggest action steps.
A draft of the completed plan will be completed during summer 2014 for campuswide feedback Campus listening sessions take place July 8 and August 12; a completed draft will be shared at a Campus Conversation on September 3. Following approval by the Board of Regents, the plan will be launched during 2014–15. The plan is meant to be a dynamic one that will engage the entire campus and be subject to reexamination as needed.