The State Board of Higher Education is undertaking a new strategic planning process. The Board will meet for a retreat July 30-31 to set the direction for the future of the University System through the new strategic plan. Connie Sprynczynatyk, director of strategic planning, has been facilitating discussions and meeting one-on-one with stakeholders across the state to gather input to better inform the strategic planning process. She’s hosted over 100 meetings so far with campus presidents and leadership, student leaders, faculty and staff senate leaders, business people, legislators and others. A faculty/staff survey to gather more widespread feedback is currently in the works, as well.
Most recently, the NDUS hosted a Twitter Chat to gather input from students. The chat ran from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 and was hosted by the official NDUS Twitter account – @NDUnivSystem. The chat gathered some great input on the priorities of North Dakota students, and the NDUS office is looking into hosting similar events in the future. The report below includes the questions asked and answer highlights.