Save the dates: Campus feedback sought on new strategic plan framework at Oct. 5, 9 events

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one of two open forums to provide cross-campus feedback on the emerging framework for the university’s new strategic plan. The first event will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. The second identical event will be held Monday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms. 

The events mirror a similar campus forum in April in which participants were able to share their vision for Marquette’s future and hear from others in the campus community how they envision the university moving forward. Based on that input, and input collected online and at various stakeholder meetings throughout campus, the Strategic Planning Core Team met over the summer with President Michael R. Lovell, Provost Kimo Ah Yun, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joel Pogodzinski to begin developing a framework for the draft plan.

Review these materials prior to attending the open forums 

In preparation for these forums and other group discussions, the following resources are available. Note that the current draft plan features three themes (currently called Healthy Students; Healthy Campus; and Healthy World). Each theme currently has four draft initiatives. The campus forum presentation is provided below, along with PDF files containing preliminary examples for initiative tactics and metrics for each theme. 

You may need to log into your Marquette account as these documents are restricted to campus. 

About the university’s new strategic planning effort 

Marquette University in November 2022 announced the kickoff of a new university-wide strategic planning process. The goal is to develop an actionable plan for 2024-31, which aligns with the university’s’ 150th anniversary. Rooted in Marquette’s mission, vision and Guiding Values, and strategically aligned with the Campus Master Plan and Campaign Plan, the strategic planning effort will chart the university’s direction into the next decade. Leading the effort will be a Strategic Planning 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 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.