Colorado College

Sponsor:
Colorado College
Topics:
Stakeholder Summit
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO
Date:
January 2003
Participants:
175

Long-Term Plan for College

In 2003 we worked with Colorado College a private, liberal arts college, to engage the campus community in developing a long-term vision for the college and outlining a roadmap to get there. Ā More than 400 faculty, staff, and students identified and prioritized key elements of a vision in two, large campus meetings. AmericaSpeaks designed and facilitated the two 21st Century Town MeetingsĀ® and worked with the staff of Colorado College to design the overall strategic planning process.

This strategic planning process was used to identify and confirm the strategic direction of the College. Participants identified a number of pedagogical, research and service initiatives as strategically important to the College. One of these initiatives is to integrate the planning processes for academic programs, capital development and financial planning into a cohesive long range development plan.

The resulting strategic plan, Vision 2010, was completed in 2003, with three key areas: 1) Rigorous Intellectual Experience, encompassing new faculty positions, endowed professorships, faculty development, and distinguished visitors; 2) Diverse, Respectful Community, encompassing financial aid, field study, endowed scholarships, international study and research-grant funding; 3) and Next-Generation Campus, encompassing the Cornerstone Arts Center, a health and fitness center, a library and learning commons, and technology funding. In 2004 the Board of Trustees approved moving forward with a long range development planning process.

Impact

The Colorado College Board of Trustees approved Vision 2010, the long-range strategic plan that participants developed at the 21st Century Town Meeting.