• Strategic Plan Process and Timeline


    The initial stages of the strategic planning process began in 2015 during President Miller’s first year at Hamline University and concluded in 2017. She invited faculty and staff to participate in a new university strategic planning committee to “review the existing strategic plan (and ultimately … help guide the development of a new strategic plan) and monitor progress toward realizing the plan.” This group met in August 2017 and developed the 2018 long-term goals, designed to serve as the foundation for university strategic planning activities.

    The University Strategic Planning Committee (USPC), co-chaired by the vice president for finance, Margaret Tungseth, and vice president and general counsel Cathy Wassberg, was announced in November 2017. The UPSC established a work plan and created two task forces, one for budget planning and development and one to develop a strategic plan for presentation to the USPC.

    In Fall 2017, the Strategic Plan Task Force (SPTF) sought input from the University Strategic Planning Committee and university leadership in order to develop a strategic plan. Following this work, a SPTF work group developed strategic initiatives based on information originally gathered by the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Business in fall 2017. Another work group focused on students and staff, soliciting information from these constituent groups via the use of specially developed surveys. The SPTF worked according to a draft timeline with a goal of finalizing this timeline by April 2018.

    Tentative timeline – Fiscal 2019:

    January–February: Gather faculty, staff, and student input.

    March–May: Summarize board of trustees, faculty, staff, and student input for discussion with UPSC; develop draft initiatives in alignment with the 2018 long-term goals; and receive constituent input.

    June–August: Summarize constituents input and refine draft initiatives.

    September–May: Prepare draft strategic plan for review by USPC and presentation to university leadership.