Smith College has embarked on an ambitious strategic planning process, seeking the best ideas to shape the college’s future. The Committee on Mission and Priorities, comprising faculty, student and staff representatives, serves as the steering committee for this effort, which is taking place as Smith prepares for its 2017 accreditation review by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The process began in early 2015 with a call for proposals, open to all faculty, staff, and students. Proposals may identify new initiatives, adapt or extend existing programming, or replace/end existing work. The plan that emerges will build on the achievements of The Smith Design for Learning (2007), the vision of The Futures Initiative (2011) and the momentum of the Women for the World campaign, positioning Smith for continued innovation and strength.
Strategic Planning Playback Sessions
The Committee on Mission and Priorities hosted drop-in strategic planning playback sessions on February 3 and 4. The sessions. which were open to staff, faculty and students, provided opportunities for members of the Smith community to review and to comment on a preliminary version of the strategic directions that have emerged from the proposals submitted by members of the Smith community in the spring of 2015.
Working Group Summary Reports
To align and refine ideas, the Committee on Mission and Priorities (CMP) has formed working groups to consider strategic planning proposals that address common themes.