The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona is working through a strategic planning process under the direction of Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, Ph.D., the dean of the college. The process intends to be inclusive, asking for stakeholders at all levels to participate in a number of different activities. 

The process officially began with a "Dean's Breakfast Meeting" held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for all faculty and staff of the college. A copy of the presentation from the meeting can be found here. One initiative that came out of the meeting was the formation of an ad hoc advisory group, Strategic Planning and Operations Advisory Committee (SPOAC). The goal of SPOAC is to develop active and healthy shared governance processes at CAPLA during and after strategic planning. The draft charger of the committee can be found here

The week of November 13 the third party firm assisting the college with the strategic plan, Strategic Focus Associates, was on campus to guide focus groups for student, faculty and staff constituencies; help with the deployment of a Conversation Gallery and lead student volunteers through the collection of random responses through electronic media. Additionally, electronic surveys to students, faculty, staff, alumni, practitioners, community leaders and UA campus leadership were distributed. Strategic Focus Associates analyzed the data and provided a Data Reflection Document in mid-December.

CAPLA faculty and staff began the Spring 2018 semester with a Workshop and Strategic Planning Framing Meeting on January 8, 2018. The framework for the strategic plan coming out of the meeting will then set the course of direction for SPOAC who began its monthly meeting in January.  

A strategic plan update meeting is scheduled for the Spring 2018 semester, it is at that meeting that the SPOAC will ask for final comments before the final publication of the plan during summer 2018.

The draft process and timeline are below. Note, this is the draft process and timeline as of the Dean's Breakfast Meeting on November 7, 2017. An update on the CAPLA Strategic Plan, 2018-2023 as of February 2018 is available here.



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