The Postgraduate Success Working Group encountered a perception among various constituents on campus that Grinnellians thought pursuing a career with a for-profit organization was anti-Grinnellian. Yet when we asked individuals on campus if for-profit careers were consistent with a Grinnell education, many said yes.
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Strategic Plan Update, February 2012
During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan steering committee. The committee will draw from this list to develop strategic themes and further develop a subset...
Transparency Working Group Report, December 13
The Transparency Working Group’s charge is to collect, organize and share feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the various strategic planning working groups and report the work of the working groups to these constituents.
Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:
- Posted regular...
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 Future" discussion forum occurred at noon Monday, Oct. 31. David Harrison presented a large framework through which...
The alumni engagement working group is developing "Blue Sky" ideas, as encouraged by the Board, centered upon three themes: alumni-student interactions, alumni-faculty/staff interactions, and alumni-alumni interactions. One of the major ideas is to create an interactive searchable database in which alumni, students, faculty, and staff can interact with each other by interest, location, profession, etc. ...
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 ...
On August 24, 2011 at the all-campus picnic, President Kington will launch the Strategic Planning process. The President will be joined by a member of the Board of Trustees and a student in the senior class; they will give brief remarks to officially mark the start of this strategic planning year. Staff, faculty, and students attending the picnic will be encouraged to contribute to the first engaging question in the Strategic Plan: “What...
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Charge from the Board
“The Board of Trustees charges the President with the development, within the next academic year, of an ambitious, five-year Strategic Plan and authorizes the Board Chair and the President to take all actions deemed necessary and appropriate to implement the formation of such a plan.”