Before the formal kickoff of the process, a feedback period allowed the campus community an opportunity to offer input on the process draft and nominate candidates for the steering committee.
At the end of September, the steering committee comes together and begins the work of engaging the community about the overarching college vision, mission, and values that will inform the rest of the strategic planning efforts.
During the October 17-19 Board of Trustees meeting, trustees also engage in discussion about these guiding tenets.
By the end of October, the steering committee releases the guiding versions of the vision, mission, and values that will be used for the next stages in the process. They are not considered "final," but, rather, "guiding," because the rest of the strategic planning process could yield additional revisions.