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Strategic planning is an ongoing process of evaluation, reflection, and improvement that helps the College set priorities, manage resources, define performance expectations, and ensure integrated actions.  Its goal is to enhance the College’s ability to carry out its mission and...

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At the center of a Grinnell education is intensive mentoring of students by the faculty. This mentoring begins in the First-Year Tutorial, the only required course at Grinnell College. While faculty members from all academic departments teach the tutorial and their topics vary...
REPORT OF A COMPREHENSIVEEVALUATION VISIT TO GRINNELL COLLEGEGrinnell, Iowa November 16-18, 1998 for theCommission on Institutions of Higher Education of theNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools EVALUATION TEAM James W. Lyons, Ph.D., University Dean Emeritus of...
In order to support the College’s mission, the strategic plan was developed with six major directions to serve as its guiding framework. Grinnell's model of strategic planning is one of distributed leadership. For each of the six major directions, there are faculty and staff co-...
In order to support the College’s mission, the strategic plan was developed with six major directions to serve as its guiding framework. Grinnell's model of strategic planning is one of distributed leadership. For each of the six major directions, there are faculty and staff co-...
Strategic planning is an ongoing process of evaluation, reflection, and improvement that helps the College set priorities, manage resources, define performance expectations, and ensure integrated actions.   Cross-Cutting Themes Innovation and Ambition Fiscal Management and...

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Grinnell College’s Strategic Plan was conceived to be a flexible, ongoing process. It was born of a campus-wide conversation that outlined six major strategic directions to guide Grinnell’s future decisions. Through a continuous process of reflection and evaluation, strategic...
  Member Update The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments. Ideas for the Future The first "Ideas for the...
  The Strategic Planning process, begun with a Board of Trustees retreat in June, is in full swing on campus with students, faculty, staff, and alumni involved in working groups on an aggressive timeline.  A 24-member Steering Committee, co-chaired by David Lopatto, chair of the...

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Institutional Planning develops and supports Grinnell’s strategic planning, budget planning, and campus planning processes. Institutional Planning serves to guide, and to serve as a resource for sustainable, collaborative institution-wide strategic, campus, and budget planning.