Dean's Dialogue

July 31, 2019

Strategic Planning Kickoff

Dear colleagues,

We hope you are enjoying your summer and can take a few moments to read this short update on the 2019-20 CBE Strategic Planning process.

First, we’d like to thank the p-cubed group once again for their work in the spring and to introduce the strategic planning facilitation team. At the recommendation of p-cubed, a facilitation team was formed this summer with its first meeting on 7/16.

The facilitation team consists of faculty and staff from all five college department. It is not a steering committee. Rather, the facilitation team aims to help guide a process that includes voices and perspectives from across the college.

Strategic planning facilitation team:
Susanne Adamson, Administrative Coordinator, CBE Strategic Plan
Mark Baratta, Director of Operations
Ann Marie Borys, Associate Professor, Architecture
Suzanne Cartwright, Director of Community Engagement, Real Estate
Carrie Sturts Dossick, Professor, Construction Management, and Associate Dean of Research
Nick Dreher, Undergraduate Academic Adviser, Landscape Architecture, Co-Lead
Ken-Yu Lin, Associate Professor, Construction Management, Co-Lead
Vikram Prakash, Professor, Architecture, and Chair, CBE College Council
Jan Whittington, Associate Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Second, we ask that you mark your calendar for the CBE College-wide Retreat on Saturday, October 5. This retreat will kick off the year-long strategic planning process and your attendance is crucial to make this a success.

The nature of this work is deeply collaborative. Please reach out to us (co-leads: Nick Dreher, ndreher@uw.edu and Ken-Yu Lin, kenyulin@uw.edu) if you have any questions, feedback, or concerns about the process.

Best,

CBE Facilitation Team