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Strategic Plan

A shared vision of the College’s future

The College of Charleston is engaged in a comprehensive and coordinated strategic planning effort that will involve many members of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, community representatives and friends of the College. 

Please visit the College's Strategic Plan website for details.

The strategic planning process began in August 2019. Workshops, focus groups, surveys and other opportunities for involvement will be offered from August through October 2019. Following an initial draft of the strategic plan in early winter, additional opportunities for questions and feedback will be offered before the strategic plan is finalized.  

The College of Charleston's current Strategic Plan (Oct. 2009; Rev. Feb. 2013) defines the College's priorities and presents strategies and tactics for achieving initiatives through 2020.

Strategic Planning Timeline 

The strategic planning process will kick off in August 2019. Workshops, focus groups, surveys and other engagement opportunities will be offered from August through October. Following an initial draft of the strategic plan in early winter, additional opportunities for feedback will be offered before the strategic plan is finalized.  

 

Preparation and Planning


June - July

CofC phase 1
  • Review essential context and existing information
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews to get perspectives on the current state and input process
  • Clarify goals and outcomes

Engagement, info. gathering, and analysis


August - October

CofC phase 3
  • Gathering input from internal and external stakeholders via workshops, surveys, and web-based open comment tool
  • Form Strategic Planning Committee

Develop and finalize the plan


November - March

CofC phase 4
  • Strategic Planning Committee reviews / evolves mission, vision, values and develops strategic goals and priorities based on insights gleaned in Phase 2
  • Campus and stakeholder review and comment period
  • Board of Trustees approves the plan

Plan implementation approach


March - April

CofC phase 4
  • Ensure the governance structures and organizational processes are in place for effective plan implementation