Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences strategic planning website. Throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, the college engaged in a multistage, iterative strategic planning process under Dean Jeffrey Hecker. The release of the university’s Blue Sky Project in summer 2012 set the stage for intensive work over the fall semester. Thanks to the efforts of the College’s faculty and department chairs, the plan was finalized for release in January 2013. Since then, the College has focused on implementation.
We view the CLAS strategic plan as a living document. The “Short Term Action” items are initial steps meant to initiate movement toward our goals. In fall 2016, I prepared a progress report, and am pleased to say that there was a great deal of progress to report. Our four broad goals to “Grow, Create, Engage, and Connect” continue to guide decision-making and resource allocation.
Emily Haddad, Dean