As part of Baylor's efforts to involve all constituent voices in shaping the University's next 10-year strategic plan, community input sessions have been scheduled in select cities to provide alumni and friends an opportunity to share their insights and ideas.
The strategic planning process was announced in October 2010, and the public input portion of the process began in November. Baylor Executive Vice President and Provost, Elizabeth Davis, is charged with guiding the process to develop a plan to direct and inspire Baylor's progress during the next decade.
"In designing our strategic planning process, every effort has been made to ensure that all voices can be heard," Davis said. "We are asking that faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends take considerable time to reflect on Baylor's character and purpose, on the progress that we have made in our storied 165-year history, and then to be creative in charting the many ways Baylor University can, and should, in the future, serve 'Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana,' the church and the world."
On-campus discussions are taking place within academic and administrative units, multidisciplinary groups, and student organizations. These formal group responses will be captured through the Strategic Planning web site, along with feedback provided by individuals. The off-campus community input sessions provide another opportunity for alumni and friends to learn more about the process and provide input.
Following collection of input, a working group will synthesize and analyze what has been heard and prepare a report that identifies recurring themes and priorities. Baylor President Ken Starr, Davis and other members of the Executive Council will prepare a draft plan to be submitted for consideration by Baylor's Board of Regents at the Homecoming meeting in 2011, with a final plan created and presented in May 2012 to be implemented beginning that summer.
For more information about Baylor's Strategic Planning Process, visit www.baylor.edu/strategicplan . To review the schedule of off-campus community input sessions, visit www.baylor.edu/strategicplan/community .