Strategic Planning Refresh Timeline

September 12 Review the overall initiative with UPBC; identify Steering Committee members
September 23  Announce the initiative and process during the President’s State of the University Address; invite nominations, including self-nominations, for the Planning Team
October 9 Host University Day, an annual event to engage the community in a discussion; this year’s topic is “Refreshing our Strategic Plan”
October  Steering Committee develops any revision of Goals; reports to UPBC
October 23 Receive input on Action Steps 
Late October Each working group has one or, at most, two meetings to develop its recommendations for the Actions Steps under the assigned Goal; provide its report to the Steering Committee.
November  Steering Committee reviews reports and directs meld group to create polished draft 
December 4 Final review session, Main Campus
December 8 Final review sessions, El Centro and Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
December Final touches from meld group and full document to UPBC; review with UPBC and vice presidents; endorsement 
December 15 Strategic Plan update at Administrative Team Meeting
January 9 UPBC endorses Goals and Action Steps; President approves Goals and Action Steps
February 5  NEIU Board of Trustees endorses Strategic Plan Refresh; new plan set for implementation