Strategic Planning Process – 2022

7/13/22 – Letter from President Ronald Mason, Jr.

Dear Firebird Nation,

I am pleased to formally launch the UDC strategic planning process. Much work has already gone into this effort’s “planning to plan” phase. This includes the town hall in May introducing the campus community to LINK Strategic Partners. They will be lending their technical expertise to the planning process, facilitating many of our meetings, and ultimately drafting the update to The Equity Imperative that will be reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees later this year. The planning-to-plan preparation also included convening a “Brain Trust,” which encompassed representative leadership from various stakeholder groups, including the Board of Trustees, our collective bargaining units and faculty, staff, students, executive cabinet and other constituents from across the institution. The Brain Trust report can be found here.

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In-Person Events to meet and engage with LINK Strategic Partners

8/16 TUE UDC Faculty Development Strategy Meeting 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Theater of the Arts
8/25 THU Ice Cream Social 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Main Campus- Dennard Plaza
8/25 THU Office hours 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Student Center Tower Conference Room, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Building 56, 1st floor, Rm. 101
8/30 TUE Ice Cream social 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Bertie Backus Campus –Flex Lab, Rm. 202
TUE Office hours 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Bertie Backus Campus –Flex Lab, Rm. 202
9/6 TUE Office hours 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Student Center Tower Conference Room, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Building 56, 1st floor, Rm. 101
9/10 SAT Board Retreat 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Windows Lounge, Building 38, 2nd floor
9/12 MON Health and Wellness Expo Main Campus – Dennard Plaza
9/13 TUE CDIMA and International Day 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Main Campus – Student Center/Heritage Hall
9/14 WED Student Government – Royal Court Meet & Greets – Locations TBD TBD
9/15 THU UDC FireFest for Students, Faculty & Staff BBQ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Main Campus – Dennard Plaza
THU Office hours 2:00pm to 4:00pm School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA), 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Building 38, 2nd floor, conference room 201
9/20 TUE Back to School Lunch for Faculty & Staff- Main Campus 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Main Campus – Dennard Plaza

The Equity Imperative – Strategic Plan 2019-2022

E-Tool Kit 2019-2022

Please find below printable versions of the Equity Imperative.

Full Document
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One Pager
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Executive Summary
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Dear Firebird community,

This summer, UDC launched a comprehensive strategic planning effort that will ultimately build upon The Equity Imperative. This iterative process will include multiple opportunities for involvement, and we encourage you to stay updated along the way.

Today, we launched a brief survey and would like your feedback on several areas, including The Equity Imperative, opportunities, challenges and goals for the University. This survey should take roughly eight to ten minutes to complete. The feedback collected will inform our next steps and help shape UDC’s future.

Please click the survey link here: 

We thank you for your participation. There will be additional opportunities to learn more about and contribute to the strategic planning process, including on-campus events, focus groups with various stakeholders and more.

Thank you for your time and engagement. Together, we will move UDC forward!

Strategic Planning Contacts

Dr. Monique Guillory,Chief of Staff/Sr. Vice

Ronald Mason, Jr., J.D., President

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