FSU Alert: Because of the severe snowstorm forecast for this weekend, the university will be closed Saturday, Jan. 29 except for essential operations.
Below is a tentative schedule of opportunities for members of the Fitchburg State community to engage in the planning process. Others likely will be added as the process evolves. Please check the Announcements and Updates link for the most up-to-date/current information about specific opportunities to provide input and otherwise be involved.
|Opening Day kick-off with opportunity to submit thoughts about what Fitchburg State needs to flaunt and/or fix||September 3|
|Invitation from President Lapidus to all faculty and staff to share input via anonymous online survey||October 10|
|Survey key groups re: critical issues, opportunities, and goals||October/November|
|Dialogue with Alumni Association||November 14|
|Community forums on current strategic plan and current environment||early December TBA|
|Outreach to external stakeholders (elected officials, other key city/community leaders and partners)||by mid-December|
|Briefing/consultations with key leadership groups||before winter break|
|Consultations with constituent groups (e.g., faculty, AUC) to get feedback on “Framework for Planning” document (vision statement, goals to underpin strategic plan)||early February|
|All-campus open forum – facilitated brainstorming around key institutional goals and critical issues (to generate ideas/fodder for planning task forces); all constituencies invited||mid February|
|Consultations/discussions with key campus groups, convened by task forces focused on strategic plan goals||March|
|First draft of comprehensive strategic plan document (mission, values, vision, goals, strategies and actions in support of each goal)||by mid April|
|Draft plan disseminated to the campus community and trustees||late April|
|Possible all-campus meeting to seek feedback on strategies and input on priorities||early May|
|Alumni Board update||April 9|
|Final draft integrated plan prepared with accompanying financial analysis and vetted with President, Executive Cabinet, and then the BHE for Touchpoint II||Late April/early May|
|Draft plan shared at Development Day for faculty||May 19|
|Draft plan mailed to the Board with cover memo from President Lapidus||late May|
|Board meeting||June 2|
You may contact the Strategic Planning Steering Committee at StrategicPlan@fitchburgstate.edu.