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    Strategic Planning Introduction

    Dr. Jennifer Bott gives a quick overview of the new strategic planning process and timelines for Western Michigan University.

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Provost Executive Summary

This is a transformative moment for Western Michigan University, and it's time to rethink the limits we’ve put upon ourselves by deciding to defy the impossible.

Charting a course for the future – together. 

Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, every member of the Western Michigan University community will have the opportunity to help create our future – together – through the strategic planning process.  

Motivated by the mission and values of our institutional identity, we will follow a data-informed process that is driven by continuous improvement and anchored in an equity-mindedness framework to collaboratively develop a shared vision for the next decade.  

We invite you to join us in designing the new strategic plan by participating in upcoming in-person and virtual town hall sessions. You’ll also see graffiti walls intended to spark reflection and generate ideas pop up across campus. In addition, we welcome you to share your opinions through the suggestion box

Charting the course for a thriving future requires a roadmap – and ours is the strategic plan.

Graffiti Walls

As we begin to create WMU's new strategic plan, we need your help! Throughout the year, graffiti walls designed to spark reflection and generate ideas will be popping up across campus. Use the sticky notes and markers to add your feedback to the prompts you find on each board. You can find these graffiti boards in the College of Health and Human Services, Dalton Center, Waldo Library, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, College of Aviation, and the Grand Rapids regional location. How do you envision the future of Western? We’re listening.

Participate virtually

To help simulate our graffiti wall in-person experience we are providing the following two options to participate virtually.

Google Jamboard

Join the Jamboard

Virtual participation using this Google Jamboard is only accessible to WMU students, faculty, and staff. To access you will need to log in to Google using your Bronco NetID and password.

One question surveys

Take one or all of our quick, one-question surveys that are designed to spark reflection and generate ideas. Check back frequently as we will continue to add questions.