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Opportunities for Input, and Timeline

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The following draft timeline of activities lists major strategic planning tasks and deadlines that must be accomplished in order to prepare and receive approval for EKU’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan:

Strategic Planning Membership:

A total of 118 members of the EKU campus are providing input and guidance for the strategic planning process through the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and the five Input Teams.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee
The seventeen member steering committee establishes the planning process, creates drafts of vision, mission, values, goals, strategic initiatives and key performance indicators incorporating input from campus community. Conducts and evaluates environmental scan, focus groups and surveys.

Input Teams
Provide input from unique perspectives of the 101 members of the Input Teams.  Guided by representative SPSC members.

Strategic Initiative Teams
Focus on and measure progress of activities undertaken throughout campus to achieve specific strategic initiatives.

Opportunities for Input:

Input Teams
Five Input Teams with membership from throughout campus.  A total of 101 individuals, who are not members of the steering committee, representing all areas of campus are members of the Input Teams.  Academic Leadership, Faculty, Administrative Leadership, Staff, and Student Input Teams are being formed.

Focus Groups
During March and April 2014, fifteen focus groups for faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, regional community members, President and Provost Council, and the EKU Board of Regents are being conducted.

During April 2014, surveys designed to gather input for the strategic planning process will be sent to all faculty, staff, students, and a sample of alumni.

Suggestion Box
Will be operational throughout the strategic planning process.

Strategic Planning Process: 

Spring and Summer 2014 —focus groups, surveys, formation of Input Teams, environmental scan, drafting of vision, mission, values, goals, and strategies.

Fall 2014 —final version of vision, mission, values, goals, and strategic initiatives.  Form Strategic Initiative Teams.

June 22, 2015 —Completion of 2015-2020 EKU Strategic Plan

Summer 2015 —Strategic Initiative Teams begin process of monitoring activities and key performance indicators.

Published on March 20, 2014

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