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February 18, 2011
This spring, members of the Baylor family -- faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends -- are invited to help shape the University's future through its strategic planning process.
During the community input portion of strategic planning, which began in December 2010 and concludes in April 2011, Baylor family members have opportunities to share their ideas individually or as part of a department, organization or other group.
On the University's Strategic Planning website, located at www.baylor.edu/strategicplan
, the Baylor family may access helpful resources and provide individual and/or group input into the strategic plan. The Strategic Themes Committee, formed to study all input received, will review the submissions through early summer and identify recurring themes and priorities. Every submission -- individual and group -- will be read and considered, and submissions from groups will be available online for others to view. University leadership tasked with developing a draft plan will then utilize those themes to inform the continuing process.
Another way that Baylor family members may provide input is by attending one of a series of Strategic Planning Community Input sessions being held across the United States. A well-attended session was held on the Baylor campus in Waco Jan. 27, and other sessions have been held in San Antonio, Houston, Amarillo, Lubbock, Tyler and Marietta, Ga.
Texas public input sessions will be held in March and April in Dallas, Longview, Austin and Fort Worth. Out-of-state sessions are scheduled for Nashville, Tenn., Chicago, Ill., Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Calif., and New York, N.Y.
Baylor leadership is asking each member of the Baylor family to consider providing their input into the strategic planning process, either individually or through crafting a group response.
"Baylor represents a unique offering in American higher education; all of us need to participate in determining how we can best act in this privileged position over the next decade," Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Baylor provost and executive vice president, said.