Stephen F. Austin State University

Phase II: Engagement and Data Gathering

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Phase II: Engagement and Data Gathering

September - November 2014 | This phase is designed to meaningfully engage stakeholders, both on and off campus, in discussions about our core values, the current and future challenges we face, and the critical issues we must proactively manage. Strategic Planning Team members will use a variety of facilitated exercises to solicit ideas and feedback about these issues. These planning exercises are designed to result in a set of prioritized issues or responses.

Many of these planning exercises will be conducted within targeted groups of stakeholders (e.g., faculty, staff, students, alumni, community leaders), which will allow for interesting comparisons of how different groups view and prioritize the issues.

The data generated during this phase will be compiled and posted on the strategic planning website.

The work-plan established by the Strategic Planning Team during a two-day training session (Sept. 18-19) includes engaging with more than 1,000 stakeholders, from both inside and outside the university. The input gained from more than forty (40) sessions will be used to inform the development of the new strategic plan.

The reports outlining what has been learned during these sessions will be posted to the "Data Gathering Results" page as they are submitted by team members.

UPDATE: Between September 19 and November 21, 2014 the Strategic Planning Committee conducted 49 engagement session with 2,104 stakeholders to gain input for the planning process.