The College of Science’s new strategic plan will be heavily informed by feedback from members of our community. This is why we encourage you to participate in one or more of the facilitated engagement opportunities. Our plan must represent the vision and priorities of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who are living our mission through their teaching and learning, research, discovery and service to society. 

Your insights, ideas and feedback are valued even if you don't think you know strategic planning. You are essential to our community-driven effort that will develop roadmap for the College’s next four years.

Sessions

Please come to any session that applies to your role in the college and works with your schedule, and come and leave as you are able in the in-person and/or in the remote sessions. The sessions indicated for "All groups" are open to any employee or student in the College of Science. Below, you will find short descriptions of the sessions. For a detailed description, please see this document. 

Online survey

We invite all Science community members to send your feedback directly in this survey

SWOT analysis (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)

Description: Participants will collaboratively identify Strengths (S), Weaknesses (W), Opportunities (O) and Threats (T) to determine the current status of the COS.

Student input session

  • Monday, Jan. 31, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Union Horizon Room
  • Register

Faculty and staff input

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • Memorial Union Ballroom
  • Register

Focus group discussions

Description: Participants will answer specific Strategic Questions about the mission, vision, values of the COS in research, innovation, education and learning, outreach and engagement and equity, access and  inclusion in a small group setting (10 or less participants). You can read about our Strategic Questions in this document. 

All groups, in-person

  • Tuesday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Memorial Union Multi-purpose Room 13
  • Register

All groups, remote

  • Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
  • Remote session
  • Register
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • Remote session
  • Register

Forecasting trends and issues 

Description: Participants will collaboratively answer questions regarding future trends, impacts and issues to enable the development of a vision and strategic objectives for the COS.

Student input session

  • Monday, Feb. 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Memorial Union Horizon Room
  • Register

Faculty and staff input session

  • Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Memorial Union Horizon Room
  • Register

College of Science Leadership Engagement

College Leadership input session

Description: College of Science Leadership will participate in a focus group session to provide input to our new strategic plan. 

  • Tuesday, February 15, 9:00-11:00am