CSU Dominguez Hills Anticipates Upcoming Rollout of Strategic Framework
California State University, Dominguez Hills continues to take steps to shape the vision and strategic plan that will support the university’s commitment to become a “model urban university” and anticipates the rollout of a strategic framework by the end of the Spring 2009 semester.
In February and March, nine town hall events were held in the Loker Student Union ballroom to collect feedback from students, faculty, staff and members of the community as to what should be the core values, mission and goals for the university. The campus and community members also participated in an online survey.
A committee comprising faculty and staff members, called “synthesizers,” met in late March to process the information collected from campus town halls. Led by organizational strategist and consultant Carolyn J. C. Thompson, the group spent two and a half days analyzing the many ideas that were generated by the campus community. The group’s task was to craft the first drafts of strategic elements: mission statement, vision statement, and list of core values for the university, based on the campus feedback.
Stakeholder gatherings of alumni, donors, community and business members, and elected officials were held in April. At those meetings, which were held in Club 1910 at the Loker Student Union, guests were asked to describe how they would envision CSU Dominguez Hills as a “model urban university” in the next five years in regard to academic offerings, student success, connections to the community, and public image.
Strategic framework elements that have been developed by the synthesizers will be sent out to the campus community in coming weeks for review. There will be opportunities to ask questions and submit feedback via email. For more information see the strategic planning website at www.csudh.edu/strategicplanning.
- Brenda Knepper