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Imagining Our Campus, 10 Years from Now 

Strategic Plan papers will imagine the future for higher education 10 years from now.

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 19) — Work to develop the University’s next long-range strategic plan has taken another step forward with the creation of 18 faculty-led teams to write “futuring papers.”

These brief papers will imagine the future for higher education in 10 years and explore the implications for programs, faculty and students. Topics include disciplinary areas and cross-cutting issues, such as equity, diversity and inclusion; the role of the arts and humanities in the public research university; and internationalization. The papers will help inform the “divergent” phase of the planning process, which aims to generate hundreds of possible ideas for the campus community to reflect on this fall.

Each writing team has the freedom to approach the task as it sees fit. Some groups, such as the team assigned to write a paper on the changing nature of learners, would like to invite broad participation from any faculty or staff member.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact the conveners directly.

The papers are due Friday, Oct. 7. They will be shared with the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and posted online later this fall.

The next step in the process will come Dec. 9-10, when the campus community will be invited to come together for a “concert of ideas” that will use music and the arts to help stimulate creative thinking and generate many ideas about the future.

More details about the strategic planning process are available at the UAlbany Strategic Planning website

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