University Strategic Planning Initiative
The University Strategic Planning Initiative Steering Committee will conduct internal analyses, gather recommendations and ideas from the University community, and identify priority areas of focus before creating a strategic plan draft document for review by the Boston College Board of Trustees.
The Steering Committee kicked off an assessment process in February 2016, with self-study teams at each of the eight schools and eight major administrative areas evaluating progress made during the past 10 years, identifying trends and changes in higher education that may affect Boston College, and exploring strategic opportunities. Additionally, there were several study teams assessing University-wide initiatives that span multiple schools, departments, or divisions.
The self-studies, which were completed at the end of the spring semester, were reviewed by the Steering Committee and the Executive Committee to identify major themes and begin to develop proposals within the context of the University’s mission, ongoing institutional goals, and available resources.
In October 2016, USPI co-chairs Michael Lochhead and David Quigley shared an update with the community, which outlined seven preliminary themes. Along with members of the Steering Committee, they also held town hall-style conversations for faculty and staff on October 5 (See USPI Town Halls from BC News) and invited feedback from members of the Boston College community on the emerging themes via an online feedback form.