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CMU campus, community can provide input for university strategic planning


Open forums for faculty, students and staff will take place Nov. 21 through Dec. 1 for Central Michigan University's main campus and at the College of Medicine campus in Saginaw.

The forums were organized by the CMU Strategic Planning Team.

"Student success" and "research and creative activity" are the main objectives the planning team wishes to get input on from stakeholders, according to The Strategic Planning Team is tasked with updating the university's strategic plan.

Stakeholders at CMU and the surrounding campus community will be able to provide input in person at the forums or online through a university email invitation to online WebEx forums. Members of the CMU Alumni Board and all alumni chapter leaders will be invited to participate in conference call forums.

For on-campus faculty, staff and students, there is a forum from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in Rowe Hall 229; from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in the Charles V. Park Library; and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Education Human Services Building French Auditorium.

The Student Government Association will have a forum from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in the Bovee University Center auditorium.

Forums for off-campus faculty, students and staff will take place via WebEx forums online through an invitation sent in an email by the university. Online forums will take place from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28; 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30; and 3:15 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. 

The Strategic Planning Team website includes a link for all CMU stakeholders to submit anonymous comments, which will be viewed only by members of the team. 

A final plan of a new strategic plan is expected to be reviewed by the Board of Trustees at the April 2017 meeting.


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