Viewing locations at University Park for livestreamed Strategic Plan forums

January 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The upcoming series of public forums being held to gather ideas on putting the University’s Strategic Plan into action can be seen via livestream, including at shared viewing locations on the University Park campus.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in those forums, starting with “Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources” on Jan. 23. The forums will take place throughout the spring semester with each one focused on one of the five strategic priorities for the upcoming five years. While different campuses are hosting each of the forums, faculty, staff and students across the University are encouraged to attend either in person or via livestream at

At University Park, faculty, staff and students have the option of watching the livestream in a viewing location:

  • Stewarding our Planet’s Resources, 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 404 Old Main;
  • Enhancing Health, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 114 Kern Building;
  • Advancing the Arts and Humanities, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 404 Old Main;
  • Transforming Education; 1-2:30 p.m. March 22, 404 Old Main;
  • Driving Digital Innovation; 1-2:30 p.m. March 30; 404 Old Main.

Community members also can participate by sending questions or comments to or by tweeting, using the hashtag #PSUplan.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of Planning and Assessment are co-hosting the forums, which are focused on the plan's thematic priorities.

Penn State’s Strategic Plan for 2016-2020,  published following an extensive process led by a 32-member planning council, sets forth the University’s mission, discusses how to build on its strengths and suggests new areas for growth.

Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost, said that as with development of the Strategic Plan, a crucial part of implementing the priorities and goals is for faculty, staff and students to share their ideas, ask questions and offer suggestions for areas of potential investment.

“We need and want all of the input we can gain from our community,” Jones said. “The Strategic Plan is a living document, which means it evolves to help guide the University and provide a vision. Participation is crucial to our success.”

For more on the Strategic Plan forums, go to: 

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