Meeting Summaries and Updates
October 10, 2013 – Strategic Planning Retreat
The President organized a retreat on October 10, 2013, at which attendees comprised of administrators, faculty, staff and students examined the current external environment of higher education nationally and regionally, and considered Concord’s response to that environment, initiated the development of Concord’s shared vision of the future, established deliverables under a proposed strategic planning process, determined stakeholder engagement, structure, process, and timeline for a strategic planning process, and examined the relationships between the strategic planning process and other planning initiatives at Concord University.
The attendees developed a shared vision of the University which included an expanded virtual presence, a healthier financial situation, an integrated campus culture, more faculty with an improved “fit”, continued quality of education, enhanced transparency and data availability, improved technology, and improved deployment of University resources to aid in student recruitment and retention.
A framework for accomplishing these goals was established including the creation of a Strategic Planning Committee and a Steering Committee which would explore the interests expressed by the Strategic Planning Committee.
February 4, 2014 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Full Committee Meeting
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee met to develop a plan of action for investigating the full Committee’s agenda. The full Strategic Planning Committee met in order to develop a shared future vision statement, introduce business models to test the future vision statements, confirm processes, deliverables, and timelines for the project, and confirm a communication plan.
February 5, 2014 – Campus Wide Launch Meeting
The Campus Wide Launch meeting presented the findings of the Strategic Planning Committee to the Concord University campus, shared the planned process with the campus community, and answered questions.
February 25th, 2014 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting
The Steering Committee met on Feb. 25 to discuss refining the shared future vision statement and to schedule future meetings to finalize a description of the scenarios defined by the Strategic Planning Committee on February 4th.
March 4th, 2014 – Strategic Planning Steering Committee Meeting
The Steering Committee Meeting met on March 4, 2014, to finalize the description of the shared future vision and the scenarios to be vetted and to plan the meeting schedule going forward.
Additional meetings of the Steering Committee are scheduled for March 13, March 20, and March 26. In these meetings, the Steering Committee will be vetting and testing the scenarios.
April 4th, 2014 – The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will meet.
April 8th, 2014 – Strategic Planning Committee will meet on April 8, 2014, the exact time and location to be determined.
Additional meetings of the Steering Committee will be scheduled for the month of April.
A meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee will be set for a date in May prior to commencement. Additional meetings of the Steering Committee will also be scheduled for the month of May.
Concord University Strategic Planning Committee will complete a draft of its strategic plan for 2015 - 2020.