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Strategic planning process begins February 14

The entire campus is invited to an event Wednesday, February 14, at 3 p.m. in the UTC University Center Auditorium to introduce the strategic planning process announced recently by Chancellor Roger Brown.

Co-Chairs Dr. Karen Adsit, Professor of Education and Director of the Grayson Walker Teaching Resource Center, and Dr. Charles Nelson, Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will explain the process and timeline as well as outline opportunities for campus participation. 

Following the presentation, everyone will be invited to the Chattanooga Room for a mini-brainstorming session.  Each task force will have a table set up with flip charts and Post-it notes for participants to offer ideas as well as sign-up for focus groups. 

“This planning process depends on complete participation by each and every one of you,” Brown said.  “Many of you and your colleagues are being asked to serve on a variety of task forces that will be collecting input and formulating a series of strategic directions for our campus. Throughout the planning process, we will hold open meetings to discuss specific areas of the plan, and a website will be established to share information with the campus and to receive your comments.”

The February 14th event is the first of many outlets for the campus community to be involved in the planning process, Brown added.

The strategic planning process will evolve as the campus and community come together over several months to examine the governing ideas, the environmental factors, and the areas of distinction that will provide the framework for UTC's progress. An outside planning consultant will guide the process.

Visit the Strategic Planning web site for more information on the process.

February 15, 2007