Welcome to Strategic Planning in the College of Social & Applied Human Sciences!

A Message from CSAHS Dean, Dr. Gwen Chapman

With a new Strategic Renewal Framework in place for the university, it is time for planning and renewal in CSAHS strategic direction as well. One of the key priorities  is to develop a framework to guide decision-making within the College for the next five years and beyond.

Our college community has a strong sense of pride in our work through our leadership in community engagement and experiential learning, our use of innovative approaches to research and teaching that address complex issues facing society in areas such as the environment, health, food, communities, and law and justice, and our desire to be a place where students, staff and faculty thrive. Additionally, there is a sense that we have not yet realized all of our potential, and that we can and should be taking action to focus our efforts and enhance our reach and recognition in key areas.

We’ve strived to give all members of the college community the opportunity to help define where we will focus our efforts and what types of actions we should take. Following this community input consisting of a series of discussions, the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee held a one-day retreat in early December to reflect on what we had heard and identify key components of the planning document. A draft plan was created to discuss with Dean’s Council earlier this year, and a final draft is now ready for review by staff, faculty and students. Your feedback is requested as we continue to make this a community effort, so please view the draft Strategic Plan and Join the Conversation.

I am excited to continue to engage with you all as we finalize and launch our Strategic Plan at the start of the fall semester. 

Please do not hesitate to connect with me if you have any questions.

Sincerely, Gwen