April 22, 2010

Still time for input on the strategic plan

by Diana Pounds

If you have ideas for Iowa State's next strategic plan, now's the time to provide input. A second draft of the 2010-15 Strategic Plan is available for public review at www.provost.iastate.edu/sp/draft/drafttwo.html.

"The next version of the plan likely will be close to the final one," executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman said. "We're going through another round of input over the next few weeks and then we hope to put the finishing touches on the plan."

Your input sought

Hoffman encouraged faculty, staff and students to share their comments on the plan by attending an open forum or sending an e-mail. The forum will be held Monday, April 26, from 2:10 to 3 p.m. in 0119 Gerdin. E-mail your comments to goodideas@iastate.edu.

Next, measures

Strategic plan committee members currently are developing key indicators that will be used to measure success in achieving plan goals. Measures to accompany various goals in the plan will be shared with those attending the April 26 forum and then posted online.

The ISU community also will be encouraged to provide feedback on the measures, Hoffman said.