Georgia Tech Community Designs New Strategic Plan
For nine months, several hundred students, faculty, administrators and staff, researchers, alumni, and supporters joined together to contribute their time and ideas about how to transform Georgia Tech. The process was comprehensive and inclusive.
More than 1,200 ideas were submitted. In addition, the Tech community participated in 70 town hall type meetings, focus groups, and “Days of Engagement.”
Looking Back: What we’ve accomplished together
- Summer 2009: Planning process began
- July 1, 2009: Identified the Steering Committee membership
- August 3, 2009: President’s off-site to identify key issues
- August 24, 2009: First meeting with the Steering Committee
- September 3, 2009: Investiture and formal kickoff
Planning sessions with the Tech Community
- September 11, 2009: Georgia Tech Foundation meeting
- September 24, 2009: Parents Association workshop
- September 25, 2009: GTAB workshop
- December 11, 2009: Georgia Tech Foundation workshop
- December, 2009: Initial Steering Committee drafts submitted
- January 20-21, 2010: Days of Engagement with classes
- May 3: First public draft available online
- May 5-June 15: Opportunities for feedback on the first public draft
- July, 2010: Near-final Strategic Plan available online
Opportunities for feedback and interaction:
- Online survey through June 15, 2010
- 70 town hall type meetings with students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends , and advisory boards
- Two special town hall presentations, one in fall 2009, one in spring 2010
- Open solicitation of ideas on the Strategic Vision Web site.
- More than 1,200 ideas have been submitted.
- 2 days of engagement in January where students and faculty devoted class time to provide input
- Numerous focus groups and presentations to student, faculty, staff and community organizations.