To engage the entire community in implementing the Middlebury Strategic Framework, and to invite programs, departments, offices, and self-organized groups to identify “first moves” that they would like to implement during the next academic year.
Between now and September 14, each program, department, or office will carry out an internal process to evaluate their current work and priorities with respect to the strategic framework. Their deliberations should enable them to respond to these questions:
- What are they currently doing in support of the strategic framework?
- What programs or practices would they like to amplify, initiate, or discontinue in order to better align their work with the framework?
- What would be the impact on Middlebury if these changes were implemented?
- What is the top priority change – the “first move” — that they would like to implement, and what resources, if any, would they need to move forward?
Answers to these questions will be submitted via an electronic form by September 14.
Between now and September 14, self-organized groups (cross-programmatic or interdepartmental collaborators) with a shared interest in a particular aspect of the strategic framework may also come together to propose new ideas following this same model, using the same electronic form:
- What new program or practice are they proposing, and how does it align with the strategic framework?
- What would be the impact on Middlebury if this program or practice were implemented?
- What is the “first move” toward piloting this program or practice that they would like to implement, and what resources would they need to move forward?
“First move” proposals will be submitted via an electronic form by September 14.
Members of the Planning Team* are available to answer questions and to facilitate planning meetings as needed. Groups may access funding for planning activities (e.g. a departmental retreat) by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* LeRoy Graham, Sheila Cameron, Gail Borden, Lisa LaRose, Amy McGill