What might the University of Virginia look like in 10 years?
That’s the question President Teresa A. Sullivan is asking all of the University’s stakeholders – those on Grounds and those spread out across the country and around the globe.
Her invitation: “Join with me, the University community and members of the Board of Visitors as together we reexamine and reimagine the University as we approach its third century.”
Now, with a steering committee in place and working groups ramping up to fulfill their assignments, the strategic planning process at UVA is moving ahead with an ambitious timetable – to deliver a draft strategic plan to the Board of Visitors by the start of the 2013 academic year.
“In an era of constrained resources,” Sullivan said, “we need to have a plan that assesses UVA’s strengths and weaknesses, sets priorities and charts a bold, but achievable, course for the University’s future.”
Sullivan is chairing the 20-member steering committee that will oversee the process, which she intends to be thoughtful, deliberate, inclusive – and brisk. A website has been established to keep the University community informed of progress and invite participation.
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