The next five-year Plan for Pitt will require input from across the University, and to get that, several meetings are planned throughout January and February to engage with different constituencies.
“This is a critical exercise — one that will set our University’s priorities and trajectory over the next five years. And we will need your help,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in a letter to the Pitt community this week. “Working together, we will build a new strategic plan — called the Plan for Pitt 2025 — that defines precisely how we think Pitt should evolve and what exactly this evolution, once complete, will look like.”
Learn more about the Plan for Pitt process in an article in last month’s University Times.
An 18-member strategic planning steering committee, led by co-chairs Vivian Curran, professor of law, and Nathan Urban, vice provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives, will drive the planning process. The committee includes staff, faculty, deans and administration members.
The next Plan for Pitt will build on the six goals in the initial plan:
- Advance educational excellence
- Engage in research of impact
- Strengthen communities
- Promote diversity and inclusion
- Embrace the world
- Build foundational strength
The strategic planning workshops kick off Jan. 13. Some of the workshops are intended for specific audiences while others are open to the entire University community. Workshops also will be held at each of the regional campuses. The sessions will be led by Melissa Schild, assistant vice chancellor for strategic planning and performance in the office of Chief Financial Officer Hari Sastry, or Laura Winters, deputy chief of staff to the provost.
At the workshops, participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm what the goals mean and what success will look like in five years and share ideas about the outcomes Pitt can aim to achieve.
Strategic planning workshops
Below, find the current list of strategic planning workshops. Registration is encouraged, but not required, and can be accessed through the Pitt calendar listing for each event.
8:30 a.m. Jan. 21, S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
9:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 548 William Pitt Union
2 p.m. Jan. 23, 548 William Pitt Union
9:30 a.m. Jan. 27, William Pitt Union ballroom
3:30 p.m. Jan. 28, William Pitt Union ballroom
Noon, Jan. 23, S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Noon, Jan. 27, William Pitt Union ballroom
Noon, Jan. 28, William Pitt Union ballroom
Noon, Jan. 30, 548 William Pitt Union
Entire Pitt community
2:30 p.m. Jan. 14, O’Hara Student Center dining room
8:30 a.m. Jan. 15: O’Hara Student Center dining room
10:30 a.m. Jan. 16: O’Hara Student Center dining room
Noon Jan. 29: William Pitt Union ballroom
2 p.m. Jan. 30: 548 William Pitt Union
Graduate and professional students
5 p.m. Jan. 14, O’Hara Student Center dining room
1:30 p.m. Jan. 21: S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
5 p.m. Jan. 13, O’Hara Student Center dining room
10:30 a.m. Jan. 15: O’Hara Student Center dining room
Times and locations are still be determined.
Titusville: Feb. 6
Greensburg: Feb. 7
Johnstown: Feb. 10
Bradford: Feb. 11
Strategic planning focus groups
These small-discussion groups will take a closer look at some of the broad goals in the Plan for Pitt.
11 a.m.-noon, Feb. 13, William Pitt Union, dining room A
4 p.m. Feb. 17, 548 William Pitt Union
9:30 a.m. Feb. 14, William Pitt Union, dining room A
2 p.m. Feb. 20, 548 William Pitt Union
Noon, Feb. 17, 548 William Pitt Union
9:30 a.m. Feb. 20, 548 William Pitt Union
Noon, Feb. 20, 548 William Pitt Union
9 a.m. Feb. 21, William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room
— Susan Jones
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