Develop fact base on where we are; gather initial input on aspirations, Strategic Pillars, and initiatives
Phase 2: Ideation
Develop our Strategic Pillars and identify initiatives
Syndicate initiatives; conduct initiative design and planning
Phase 4: Development
Develop final strategy document and recommendations on next steps
Detailed planning and preparation for implementation
Ideas and feedback from the university community to shape the strategy (throughout)
Phase 2: Ideation
We are continuing to engage the broader UA community to gain insight and data for the plan and will soon transition into Phase II of the strategic plan, where we will start to define the main pillars and supporting initiatives moving forward.
Phase 1: Discovery
January 29, 2018, Interactive Discussion
On January 29, 2018, more than 500 Wildcats — students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and community members — came together to discuss the university's future. President Robbins, the Arizona Pep Band, Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat and the cheer squad kick the event off with spirit. Watch the recap.
We asked all to share thoughts about where we are today and where we should be tomorrow. The live poll populated on the big screen as the audience submitted answers to the below questions via text message.
What word best describes the strengths of the University of Arizona?
In small groups, we worked to answer the question, “What impact will the University of Arizona have on students, society and the community in ten years?” Following the event, each attendee was given six sticker dots to mark the idea(s) they felt resonated the most.
These posters highlighted below are representative of a total of 40 worked on in collaborative table discussions that resulted in great ideas for our future.
We've held nearly 100 focus group discussions and met with groups including faculty, students, staff, alumni, supporters and community members to gather input about strengths, challenges and ideas for our collective institutional future.