Planning for the Plan

Process History

June-August 2018: A planning design team is formed to draft the process. The team is charged with working over the summer to develop a process that can be ready for campus community feedback in August.

Team members:

  • Chair: Jason Freitag, Associate Professor, History, and Vice Chair, Faculty Council
  • Project manager: Dana Orlando, Senior Prospect Researcher, College Relations and Advancement

Members: 

  • Benjamin Costello, Executive Director of Advancement Services, College Relations and Advancement
  • Dave Weil, Associate Vice President, Information Technology
  • Jean Hardwick, Professor, Biology
  • Tim Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities
  • Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity

May 2018:  During the Board of Trustees meeting, Baldridge and President Collado facilitate a discussion that mirrors the ones held in April with campus groups. A summary of this discussion is below.

April 2018: Discussion groups are held, focused on creating a shared and collaborative process for strategic planning at Ithaca College. The discussion groups include the president; executive boards of the faculty, staff and student councils; members of the senior leadership team; deans of each school; and members of the Presidential Transition Team. A summary of these discussions is below.

March 2018: Susan Campbell Baldridge, a strategic planning consultant as well as professor of psychology and provost at Middlebury College, begins advising Ithaca College leadership on optimal ways to structure and complete an effective planning process.

July 2017-May 2018: President Shirley M. Collado spends her first year laying groundwork for college-wide strategic planning. She emphasizes listening to community members' ideas, experiences, and concerns; fostering trust and collaboration across traditional boundaries; embracing IC's unique identity in higher education; and coming together with boldness to shape the college's future.