Strategic planning

The College of LAS is working to create a strategic plan that will guide its efforts for the next five years. Faculty and staff from across LAS will have opportunities to contribute to this process.

Strategic goals

The Office of the Dean has selected four strategic goals for the college and created white papers articulating background on and importance of each goal. Four working groups consisting of faculty, staff, and students will create reports with recommendations for how the college can best achieve each strategic goal. See below for our timeline for this process.


Date Effort
May 2019 Strategic goals drafted by the Office of the Dean
June-July 2019 White papers for each of the four strategic goals drafted by the Office of the Dean
August 2019 Working groups made up of faculty, students, and staff charged and provided with white papers  
September-October 2019 Working groups meet regularly to deliberate and draft reports
October 2019 • Faculty and advisor roundtables with working group members
• Working groups submit final draft of reports
• Reports posted to LAS website
November 2019 Fall LAS Faculty meeting (November 5) featuring report summaries from working group chairs
November-December 2019 • Office of the Dean consults with various groups in LAS, including Executive Committee, Humanities Council, alumni, STAR Committee, and advisors for feedback on reports
• Online feedback (for faculty, students, and staff) regarding working group reports available on LAS website
December 2019 Faculty roundtables for additional feedback on working group reports
February 2020 Full draft of strategic plan made available for additional feedback from LAS groups
March 2020 Final draft of strategic plan released to LAS community


Questions or comments?

Please email the Office of the Dean.