Evaluating, Supporting & Updating Plans

Plans for Supporting, Tracking & Updating the Strategic Plan

Review and Discussion Within Our Broad Community

Due to the short timeframe of our strategic planning process, our plan has not been widely vetted in our community. In April-June 2016, we discussed our plan with a limited number of student, faculty and staff groups. In fall 2016, we began a broader discussion that also will include input from the CEDO Advisory Board and appropriate members of the College’s Engineering Advisory Council (EAC). These discussions and study will provide more specific data to identify and focus on key action items, leading to improvements in our plan. This will also build more alignment and ownership among students, faculty and staff.

Communicating the Plan to the New Dean and Developing a Structure for Plan Implementation

Alec Gallimore began his term as dean on July 1, 2016. As a planning lead for this process, he is clearly well-acquainted with our findings, objectives and timeline. In consultation with the Dean’s cabinet members, he will consider the recommendations here around structure and ensure that key leaders are charged with appropriate parts of the plan.

We anticipate as well that there will be a DEI plan oversight committee put in place, likely with members drawn from the Dean’s cabinet, department chairs, and members of the planning committee utilized this year in the strategic planning process. This committee will guide and review progress as well as recommend course-corrections as needed. Yearly reviews and the Dean’s “DEI state of the college” message will provide the stage for a broader conversation each year. We also plan to share information about our initiatives with other units across campus, as well as learning from them

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