March 4, 2010

Strategic plan moves forward

by Erin Rosacker

Development of ISU's 2010-15 strategic plan took another step forward. Armed with task force reports, the steering committee is working to complete a draft by the end of the month. Two open forums to discuss the draft plan are scheduled in April.

More information

A complete list of steering committee and task force members, a timeline and information about the strategic planning process are online.

Last fall, four task forces were asked to focus on each of president Gregory Geoffroy's goals for 2050. They submitted their reports to the steering committee last month. Geoffroy's four university goals for 2050 are to:

  • Be a magnet for attracting truly outstanding students
  • Be a magnet for attracting world-class faculty to teach, conduct research and advance their scholarly interests, with the support of staff who are among the best in their areas of expertise
  • Be internationally known for addressing major problems of our planet, especially food, energy, infrastructure, water, health and sustainability
  • Be a treasured resource for Iowa, the United States and the world

Feedback on the draft plan will be gathered at the open forums, by e-mail and online. The open forums are scheduled for:

  • April 8 (noon-1 p.m., 1115 Pearson)
  • April 26 (2:10-3 p.m., 119 Gerdin)

A final strategic plan will be submitted to Geoffroy by June 30. He will present it to the state Board of Regents for approval.