Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment — UMaine Community Forums

Welcome to the Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment website

In the spring of 2017, President Hunter directed Provost Hecker to develop a plan to assess the 2012-2017 Blue Sky Strategic Plan. A steering committee and five pathway teams were formed to oversee the process. As a campus, significant strides have been made and much has been accomplished. The assessment is designed to evaluate what we have done, what we have not done, and what we need to do as we collectively move forward. The findings from the Blue Sky assessment will form a solid foundation upon which the next strategic plan can be developed.

Throughout the lifespan of the plan, the focus has been on integrating the plan’s strategies and goals into the organizational structure of the university. Just as the Blue Sky Strategic Plan was developed through an inclusive process, President Hunter and Provost Hecker are committed to providing the UMaine community an opportunity to share insights and celebrate successes as we reflect on the effectiveness and approach of the Blue Sky Plan. Over the course of the fall semester, the President’s office will hold a series of Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forums. The forums are designed to create a venue for meaningful sharing of ideas about the progress we have made, lessons learned about the process, and contextual understanding of goals not realized. This website is designed to extend the collaboration beyond the public meeting. After each forum, we will post relevant materials and create a space where UMaine community members can submit reactions, comments or questions generated by the forum.

There are six Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment – Community Forums scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year. The dates, times, and Pathways for the forums are listed below.

Dates – Times – Locations Topic and Presenter
Wed., September 27, 2017 from 3:30-4:30pm,
Hauck Auditorium
Overall “Kick-Off”, President Hunter and Provost Hecker
Wed., October 4, 2017 from 9-10am,
Bangor Room
Pathway 1 – Jake Ward, Chair
Wed., October 11, 2017 from 9-10am,
Bangor Room
Pathway 3 – Monique LaRocque, Chair
Thurs., October 19, 2017 from 9-10am,
Bangor Room
Pathway 2 – Jeff Mills, Chair
Wed., October 25, 2017 from 9-10am,
Bangor Room
Pathway 4 – Kenda Scheele, Chair
Wed., November 8, 2017 from 9-10am,
Bangor Room
Pathway 5 – Stewart Harvey, Chair