Open forums to be held early this fall
Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Strategic Plan Development Group (SPDG) has published a draft of the University of Iowa Strategic Plan 2016–21 and is seeking campus feedback.

The five-year strategic plan draft outlines in five pages a proposed vision for the university’s future and the strategies for realizing it. A preface and an explanation of the drafting process also are included. The draft will be revised based on campus feedback at open forums and meetings this fall, as well as on data and recommendations collected by SPDG members.

SPDG members will host the forums. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend:

  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 31 in 2520D University Capitol Centre (UCC)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Melrose Conference Center, fifth floor, Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Illinois Room, 348 Iowa Memorial Union
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in 2520D UCC

The SPDG will submit a final document to Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin and Provost P. Barry Butler on Oct. 1, after which the final plan will be made public and Strategic Implementation Teams will begin implementing the plan’s strategies.

Read and learn more about the strategic plan draft on the Office of the Provost's website. 

Attending the public forums occurring this fall is one of several methods for providing feedback.

The SPDG created a feedback form for community members unable to attend forums and continues to meet with student, faculty, and staff groups.

Its co-chairs, Sarah Hansen and David Cunning, are available to campus groups seeking a meeting.