History of Strategic Planning

The history of the strategic planning process for the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University.

  • July 30, 2013: Donor luncheon
  • Aug. 28, 2013: Staff focus group
  • Sept. 4, 2013: Chairs focus group
  • Sept. 13, 2013: Faculty and student focus groups
  • Oct. 14-15, 2013: Retreat for committee members
  • Nov. 8 and 9, 2013: Town hall meeting
  • December 2013
    • Disseminate final draft of the map, town hall meeting feedback notes, and implementation plan to the college, department chairs and post online.
    • Announce the sponsoring leader (Ming Li) and project leaders (Kathy Cummings and Chris Cheatham) for the implementation of the strategic plan.
    • Select co-leaders (front line leaders) for the five priority implementation teams:
      1. Clarify and communicate college's identity and contribution
      2. Culture and engagement
      3. Recruiting, enrollment and retention
      4. Outcome assessment and program quality
      5. Alternative revenue streams
  • January 2014
    • Select priority implementation team members and meet with Tim Fallon to review how to write priority implementation plans.
  • February 2014
    • Complete draft plans for the five priorities.
  • March 2014
    • Co-leads meet to discuss coordination and resources for priority implementation plans.
    • Begin implementation of priority plans.