Phase 1 – Spring Semester 2018
Gather information and conduct research through a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
- Working Groups (WINGS)
Faculty and staff from different colleges, departments, and divisions will gather and analyze vital information about the external environment as well as institutional trends, characteristics, and distinctive attributes about the University. The Strategic Planning Committee will consider their reports during the visioning and priority-setting process.
- Mission, Vision, Values Survey
To shape Ball State’s next mission, vision, and core values, the Strategic Planning Committee seeks the perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff via an online survey.
- Open Forums
President Mearns will hold a series of open forums to seek ideas and inspiration from the campus and local communities.
- Virtual Crowdsourcing
A “virtual” crowdsourcing tool will be used to gather ideas and suggestions in a creative way.
Phase 2 – Summer 2018
Conclude research, synthesize information and input, and develop a working draft.
Phase 3 – Fall Semester 2018
Release a draft strategic plan and seek feedback through a variety of communications outlets. Present the final strategic plan to the Board of Trustees for endorsement.