Campus community input sought for Strategic Planning 2030 effort

Teams meeting for remote workers, May 18; online feedback portal now available

The Strategic Planning 2030 Core Team has been asking the Marquette community to give input around the existing priorities of the Beyond Boundaries Strategic Plan through a series of targeted in-person discussions with the colleges, governance and constituent bodies, and other campus groups that have expertise in the university’s emerging priorities.

In addition, a group of staff, faculty and student volunteers planned and hosted the April 13 campus forum as another opportunity for campus input. The Core Team and the volunteers are currently reviewing all the input received to date and will summarize key trends for use in developing Marquette’s next strategic plan.

The Core team is now offering two additional options for input from the campus community: a Teams meeting and an online portal. (Note: If you have attended any in-person Strategic Planning 2030 engagement events and provided input online following the event, or provided written input during the April 13 campus forum, these online feedback opportunities are duplicative.)

Virtual meeting via Teams

The Teams session is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and is designed especially for colleagues who primarily work remotely, although others are welcome. If you are interested in attending this session, please email and you will receive a link to the Teams meeting.

Online feedback portal

The other option is to utilize the online portal. Please first take the time to review this community presentation and consider the following prompts before responding to the questions:

    • How will we prioritize efforts and resources if we are living our mission?
    • How can we work toward a campus where students with diverse identities and backgrounds thrive?
    • What do you know that we don’t?
    • What should we be asking but have not asked?
    • What priorities are missing?

More information, including a video presentation on laying the foundation of mission and inclusive excellence in strategic planning, is available on the Strategic Planning 2030 website.

After reviewing the links provided above, please provide your thoughts and ideas on how to best move Marquette forward with this online survey. There is no hard deadline to submit feedback; however, the Core Team would appreciate responses by Wednesday, May 17. Responses will be aggregated and made anonymous — no individually identifying information will be given to the Core Team.

About Strategic Planning 2030

Marquette University in November 2022 announced the kickoff of a new university-wide strategic planning process to develop an actionable plan for 2024-30. Rooted in Marquette’s mission, vision and Guiding Values, and strategically aligned with the Campus Master Plan and Campaign Plan, the Strategic Planning 2030 effort will chart the university’s direction up to the next decade. Leading the effort will be a Strategic Planning 2030 Core Team, which will secure regular input from campus governing bodies and other key groups, including the University Leadership Council, University Academic Senate and University Staff Senate, alumni, trustees and an external consultant, along with a new Strategic Planning Engagement Planning Team.

The Strategic Planning 2030 Core Team will partner with the Executive Leadership Team to write the university’s new strategic plan. Through early 2024, the Core Team will lead efforts to develop engagement and communication plans; seek input from campus stakeholders; develop SWOT and gap analyses; and draft and finalize a final plan to be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.


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