Strategic Planning Advisory Committee to Host Public Forums

The Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) is seeking input from the campus community.

SPAC has been meeting for more than a year on Truman’s new strategic plan, which has been titled “Affirming the Promise: A Bridge to a Third Decade of Excellence in the Liberal Arts.” A copy of the Executive Summary and a separate listing of the Planning Goals and Initiatives are available on the SPAC Web page at Earlier versions of these and related planning documents were shared and discussed at last year’s University Conference as well as the Strategic Planning and Assessment Workshop.

Three public forums have been scheduled during the next two weeks as outlined below. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the plan and to provide feedback. In addition, the upcoming University Conference will also include a major session and breakout sessions on the plan – hopefully including feedback received as part of the public forum process.

The committee will have open forums from 10:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 26 in Violette Hall 1000, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room and from 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

As part of this effort, a short Web-based feedback survey has been developed on which you can anonymously share their thoughts and suggestions about the plan. SPAC members encourage people to complete the feedback survey after you have attended one of the forums but prior to the University Conference which will take place Feb. 7. The form can be found at Users will be prompted to log on; the user’s ID will not be attached to their answers.

Once the campus community has had a chance to comment on the draft strategic plan, the document will be revised as appropriate and then shared with Faculty Senate and Staff Council for their comment.  We hope to have this entire process completed by early spring so the document can be reviewed by the Board of Governors in either April or June.
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