Before us, Dear Colleagues . . .
. . . lies the exciting opportunity of envisioning what The University of Akron can yet be. And this we will do through a strategic planning process that will, in due time, involve all of the members of our university community. To this end, our responsibility is to create the context and direction wherein the University can productively focus its energies. Let us become engaged intellectually and emotionally in the quest for building one of the best universities in the nation. Let us generate ideas so bold and so powerful so as to generate passionate commitment to a common vision. Let us be driven and disciplined by ambitious goals.
In the words of Goethe:
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic to it.
Luis M. Proenza
The 1999 Planning Retreat was designed to elicit feedback from the participants. Here you can see examples of the feedback, gathered throughout the retreat. (Watch this page for future announcements of ways to provide your feedback to this process.)
A Strategic Initiative Room will be made available, in Leigh Hall Room 304. Planning materials, results from the planning retreat and copies of the book "Competing for the Future" will be available in this room. For information and scheduling for your small group please call Dana Zaratsian extension 7075 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.