• Maintain, at the forefront, the purpose of planning
  • Maintain continuity of the institutional mission during all planning processes
  • Maintain aggressive transparency
  • Establish clear values, principles and vision as early as possible while maintaining flexibility when plans are disrupted as circumstances change
  • Include all campus stakeholders
  • Encourage shared governance organizations to weigh in formally on all planning documents
  • Learn what the institution can do better and make adjustments
  • Gather information, both qualitative and quantitative, from expert sources
  • Consider all input
  • Allow input to influence decisions and be transparent in showing how input influenced decisions
  • Create aspirational plans that can function as frameworks for decision-making
  • Develop a strategic plan that has goals, metrics and strategies for achieving goals
President Armstrong presented Vision 2022 to the campus community on May 2, 2014. He prepared Vision 2022 after participating in many listening sessions with faculty, staff and students, consultations with the Academic Senate and Associated Students Inc. and discussions about Cal Poly’s future with alumni and other stakeholders. Vision 2022 is an aspirational view of Cal Poly as the premier comprehensive polytechnic university in the nation. It formed the basis for Academic Enrollment planning, Master Planning and today, for the initial draft Cal Poly Strategic Plan.
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January - February

Phase 1
Identify best practices (2016)
Analyze past planning processes
Develop best practices

February - April

Phase 2
Develop common goals (2016)
Review all campus strategic plans
Review planning reports
Develop goals
Engage stakeholders

May - August

Phase 3
Prepare draft plan (2016)
Develop strategies and metrics
Prepare draft plan

September - December

Phase 4
Present draft plan (2016 - 2017)
Feedback period
Incorporate feedback

December - December

Phase 5
Implement plan (2017-2023)
Identify planning processes
In support of a bill before the California state legislature to establish a polytechnic school in San Luis Obispo, Tribune journalist Myron Angel wrote that he hoped the school would “teach the hand as well as the head so that no young man or woman will be set off in the world to earn their living as
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The initial draft strategic plan results from careful study of past planning processes and review of all divisional and unit strategic plans, vision and mission statements. Based on this analysis, President Armstrong and his leadership team developed six common goals for the university. They then asked a large group of faculty, staff and students to develop draft strategies and metrics for achieving those goals. The initial draft strategic plan reflects that work. The entire campus community is invited to comment on the initial draft strategic plan on this site during fall quarter. In winter quarter, there will be forums at which stakeholders can discuss the draft plan. By spring quarter input will be incorporated into the plan, which can then be considered by shared governance organizations.
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