What’s down the road at Penn State?

January 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The first in a series of public forums focused on the University’s long-range Strategic Plan will take place Monday (Jan. 23), and faculty, staff and students from across the University are invited to participate, either in person or via livestream.

What's down the road at Penn State

Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost, talks about the University’s upcoming series of forums on the Strategic Plan, starting with “Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources” on Jan. 23.

Different campuses are hosting the forums, with each focused on one of the University’s five strategic priorities for the upcoming five years. The first forum, Stewarding our Planet’s Resources, will take place 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 23, in the Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center, at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Faculty, staff and students across the University are encouraged to attend either in person or via livestream at http://strategicplan.psu.edu/events/. Community members also can participate by sending questions or comments to strategicplan@psu.edu or by tweeting, using the hashtag #PSUplan.

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.”

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:

  • Stewarding our Planet’s Resources, 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center, Penn State Greater Allegheny;
  • Enhancing Health, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Morrison Gallery, Library, Penn State Harrisburg;
  • Advancing the Arts and Humanities, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Tomezsko Building Room 103, Penn State Brandywine;
  • Transforming Education; 1-2:30 p.m. March 22, Perkins Student Center Room 100 (Multi-Purpose Room), Penn State Berks;
  • Driving Digital Innovation; 1-2:30 p.m. March 30; Burke Center Room 180, Penn State Behrend.
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