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Planning Process and Principles

In the summer of 2013, Chancellor Ballard and the ECU Executive Council appointed a Strategic Planning Advisory Committee, composed of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, to orchestrate the development of our new strategic plan.  This work is being organized through an established institutional planning process, timeline, and communication plan.

During the fall of 2013, committee members are holding preliminary meetings with various constituencies including the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association and external partners.  Feedback on a set draft goals is being collected during meetings, forums and via University-wide surveys.

ECU's strategic planning process builds upon the University's model of shared governance. The Strategic Planning Executive Committee has established the following planning principles:

•    Quality Enhancement
•    Broad Involvement
•    Continual Planning
•    Data-Driven
•    Formative and Summative
•    Well-timed
•    Transparency and Trust
•    Alignment of Resources to the Plan
•    Integration to Related Plans
•    Useful to Decision Making

Incorporating these principles in the strategic planning process ensures a focused approach and encourages stakeholders to take ownership in the plan's success. Through continual communication, transparency is achieved and the university is held accountable for achieving its mission.

Thank you for your continued contributions to the strategic planning process.