Eastern Michigan University

Office of the President

Strategic Planning

April 7, 2014

To students, faculty and staff:

Over the past two years, the Institutional Strategic Planning Council (ISPC), with the involvement and support of students, faculty and staff across the Eastern Michigan University campus, has undertaken the development of a new University Strategic Plan. In addition to a broad survey of internal and external stakeholders that took place in November 2011, a number of presentations and forums have taken place to invite ideas and input throughout the process. This led to the development of new Mission, Vision and Core Values statements, which were adopted by the ISPC in late 2012 and approved by the Board of Regents in June 2013.

In addition, four strategic themes and corresponding goals and objectives were developed by the ISPC and shared with campus in order to gain additional input. The development and finalization of the goals and objectives is the final step in completing the Strategic Plan. Since February, the themes, goals and objectives have been presented to Student Government (Feb. 11), to an open campus forum (Feb. 18), Faculty Senate (Feb. 19), and to the Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association Board of Directors (March 22).

As we work to complete this process and obtain as much input as possible, we will be holding three additional open forums this week. Each forum will include a presentation of the Mission, Vision, Core Values and the Strategic Themes, Goals and Objectives, and will provide an opportunity for questions, comments and suggestions. The dates and times for the forums are as follows:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:00 am to 11:00 am
101A Owen Building - COB

Thursday, April 10, 2014
9:00 am to 10:00 am
320 Pray-Harrold

Thursday, April 10, 2014
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
141 Sill Hall

To learn more about Eastern Michigan University's strategic planning process, view the Mission, Vision and Core Values statements and find additional background materials, please visit www.emich.edu/strategicplan. If you would like to review the Strategic Themes, Goals and Objectives, please visit http://www.emich.edu/strategicplan/presentations/strategic-themes.php. If you are unable to attend the forums and would like to offer suggestions via email, please do so at EMU_ISPC@emich.edu.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this important University effort.

Susan Martin

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