Dean's Dialogue

February 12, 2020

February 12 All College Meeting

Members of the College community came together on February 12 for our latest All College Meeting. The agenda started with a brief budget overview and update on the EDI initiative from Dean Renée Cheng. The bulk of the meeting was dedicated to an update on strategic planning.

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Survey results: Facilitation Team co-chairs, Nick Dreher and Ken-Yu Lin, highlighted some of the results from the three recent College of Built Environment surveys. You can find more details on the survey in this separate post.

Faculty + Staff Survey (82 respondents)
Student Survey (69 respondents)
Alumni + Community Survey (233 respondents)

Task Group reports: Representatives from each Task Group gave a short overview of their first deliverable: a statement of rationale, research and goals.

RATIONALE
State the context and significance of your topic and issues. What does your topic mean for CBE and our stakeholders? What is CBE doing currently? Why do we care?

RESEARCH
Summarize your research and community outreach. What did you learn? What is important to our stakeholders?

GOALS
Articulate up to 3 specific suggested strategic goal(s). What should CBE do?

You can see these goals in the slides below or visit the read the full rationale, research and goals for each each Task Group.

Writing + Review process: Dean Cheng introduced the writing team before Ted Sive and Rico Quirindongo, our strategic planning consultants, reviewed the writing and review process designed by the Facilitation Team.

Writing team ← → Facilitation team ← → Review team

Writing Team (WT)
Carrie Dossick, Erika Harris, Rico Quirindongo, Ted Sive, Jan Whittington
1. Plan writing – focus on continuity and flow and structure
2. Substantive editing with focus on clarity of content
3. Creating both narrative and diagrammatic presentation

Facilitation Team (FT)
1. Liaison between WT and RT

Review Team (RT)
Dean Cheng, one representative from each TG; Department Chairs or representatives

PROCESS OUTLINE + SCHEDULE

Strategies/Actions/Metrics………………………………………..….…TGs……….3/8
All College Meeting (buckets and filters)……………………….…..All..…….3/11
Synthesis……………………………………………………………………..WT/FT……..3/31
Mini-Retreat (prioritization, reconsideration) ………TG reps, FT, WT, RT….….4/4
Draft ………………………………………………………….…………………….WT….….4/30
Review ……………………………………………………….……………………..RT…….5/15
Final Draft (including comment response)…………….….…………………..WT……..6/5
All College Meeting/Launch………………………..…..………………..ALL…….6/10

Additional information about the writing + review process is available in the slides below. If you have questions, please contact the Facilitation Team (ftplanning@uw.edu).

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