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Strategic Planning Campus Update & Registration for Workgroup Community Forums

September 30, 2020
Thomas Smith
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
September 30, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

I am writing to provide updates on our Strategic Planning efforts and to invite you to give feedback on the draft Strategic Planning Workgroup Reports. These reports have provided invaluable research and content for the strategic plan and they will be essential to its implementation. Later in fall quarter, we will host other forums and have opportunities to collect written feedback on the draft Strategic Plan itself; for now we welcome your feedback on the workgroup reports. Details to register for the forums and links to provide written feedback are below: 

Virtual Community Forums:
Unparalleled Student Experience Workgroup
Friday, October 9th | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
REGISTER HERE | Read the USE Draft Report

Contributions to the Public Good Workgroup
Monday, October 12th | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE | Read the CPG Draft Report

Call for Written Feedback:  Please Submit Feedback by Friday, October 9th
Sustainable Infrastructure, Operations, and Finance Workgroup
Read the SIOF Draft Report | Provide Feedback via SIOF Written Feedback Google Form

Thriving Campus Community Workgroup
Read the TCC Draft Report | Provide Feedback via TCC Written Feedback Google Form

A few updates from our Steering Committee meeting: 
•    The August Steering Committee Meeting Minutes are now posted.
•    In August, we discussed the four over-arching goals in the strategic plan as well as the strategies and specific initiatives that would support those goals.
•    Between August and September, we introduced vision vignettes into the draft plan.
•    In September, we broke into small discussion groups to review the vignettes and brainstorm new stories to narrate how UCR will achieve its goals. We also reviewed newly drafted sections of the plan. 

General Strategic Planning Forums: 
We plan to host two community forums in November for campus-wide feedback on the penultimate draft of the Strategic Plan. Around that time we will also host small-group discussions for feedback from various stakeholders. Following another round of revisions based on this feedback, we will post a final draft to our website and welcome additional written feedback. 

As always, you are encouraged to keep up to date on the latest strategic planning updates by reviewing the materials on our Strategic Planning Resources Page and you may provide any thoughts, feedback, questions, or concerns to our email account. 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far, we’re looking forward to sharing a draft of the strategic plan very soon.