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March 4, 2014

Thank you for your emails and for participating in the small group discussions of the CAS Strategic Planning beige paper, the most recent step in helping us shape our strategic plan. The minutes from the discussions as well as the individual emails we received have been shared for your information. We are now using your comments to help us write the next draft of our strategic plan.

Think you for your continued interest and participation in this process.

The Strategic Planning Committee
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February 18, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

This is the second draft of the CAS Strategic Plan.  It is called the Beige Paper.  This paper is divided into three sections, each section set out by Pillar (goal), Foundation (underpinnings) and Recommendations for actions to move us forward in the direction of our goals.  Each section of the paper has been refined from the first draft after extensive information gathered through the SWOT analysis and following substantial Small Group Discussions that were held subsequent to the posting of the White Paper.   Additional research has been collected and linked throughout this Beige Paper to provide more in-depth evaluation supporting the goals and recommendations of this strategic plan. 

The comment period of the CAS Strategic Plan Beige Paper will run from February 18-28, 2014.  As with the White Paper, community-wide participation is critical to this process as we continue to refine the plan that will direct our CAS decision making over the next five years.  To participate during this commentary period, you may respond to this second draft via email by sending your comments to CAS-SP@lclark.edu, by participating in a series of campus-wide Small Group Discussions to be held on February 26 - 28, 2014, or via both.  The meeting schedule is posted in the CAS Strategic Planning calendar and here for your convenience. Note that all meetings will be held in Smith Hall. Please RSVP HERE.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch will be available
5:30 – 7:00 pm – Dinner will be available

Thursday, February 27, 2014:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch will be available
6:00 – 7:30 pm – Dinner will be available

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:30 – 9:00 am – Breakfast will be available
11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch will be available

Following the end of the commentary period, the minutes from all Small Group Discussions and all electronic comments will be posted to the CAS Strategic Planning web page.

We thank you for your previous participation in commenting on the White Paper of the CAS Strategic Plan, and look forward again to your constructive comments, thoughts, questions and recommendations on this, the Beige Paper.

Sincerely,
The CAS Strategic Planning Committee

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December 20, 2013
Thank you for your emails and for participating in the small group discussions of the CAS Strategic Planning white paper, the most recent step in helping us shape our strategic plan. The minutes from the discussions as well as the individual emails we received are provided here for your information. We are now using your comments to help us write the next draft, the beige paper.  This draft should be available in early February.
Think you for your continued interest and participation in this process.
The Strategic Planning Committee
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November 25, 2013
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The CAS Strategic Planning Committee has transformed the results of the SWOT analyses into the first draft of our white paper. The white paper will be used eventually to craft our strategic plan. We invite you to read, reflect, and comment on this preliminary, yet important, document.  Download the white paper here.

The commentary phase will begin on Tuesday, December 3rd, and conclude on Monday, December 9th. You are welcomed to submit your comments via email to CAS-SP@lclark.edu. Or, you may attend a facilitated small group discussion with your peers.  The schedule of these facilitated discussions is on the
CAS Strategic Planning Calendar. Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to your feedback.

The CAS Strategic Planning Committee
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October 30, 2013
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Thank you for participating in our survey to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) associated with our four identified strategic planning goals.  Your responses will help us shape the white papers we are drafting.  You may read through the responses from our community here.  Please note that other than trying to keep the identity of the respondent confidential, the responses within the documents are verbatim.

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Our vision is that Lewis & Clark will be a nationally recognized liberal arts college known for providing the highest quality liberal education possible to a diverse population of students; effectively integrating curricular and co-curricular activities into the liberal arts tradition; producing outstanding graduates who are ethical, innovative, and confident leaders in scholarly, civic, professional, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

To achieve this vision, we must accomplish the following four goals:

Goal I: The College of Arts & Sciences must recruit and retain a diverse population of students who can succeed here.

Goal II: The College of Arts & Sciences must recruit and retain a diverse population of faculty and staff of the highest quality. 

Goal III: In the tradition of the liberal arts, the College of Arts & Sciences must offer the highest quality curricular, co- and extra-curricular programming that engages the mind, body, and spirit; and, prepares the student for long-term success.

Goal IV: In order to achieve Goals I – III, we must have the necessary and appropriate resources and infrastructure.

Our vision speaks of “diverse populations”.  What does that mean?  A diverse population of students, faculty and staff is a community made up of critical masses of people of different ethnic/racial groups, cultural identities, social and economic status, religious beliefs, political or other ideological convictions, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, intellectual persuasions, languages; people from different places of origin within the United States and around the world.  However, creating “a diverse population” goes beyond people.  It also refers to programming with respect to the types of courses we offer, their content, and pedagogical methods of implementation and delivery; differences with respect to faculty scholarly and creative endeavors, as well as the types of co-curricular and extra-curricular programming we offer and support.  And, from a progressive and forward-thinking perspective, it represents our acknowledgement that within the definition of “liberal education”, we understand that it is ever evolving and we will be appropriately positioned to seamlessly adapt our definition as needed because we are, indeed, pioneers.

Achieving our goals requires a community effort. We, thus, need your input. We invite you to participate in a series of surveys, discussions, and conversations to help us craft our plan.  To start the process, we welcome your participation in a SWOT analysis, in which we examine our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that may enhance or impede the accomplishment of our goals. To help you prepare your thoughtful responses, you may preview the survey questions. 

SWOT Survey here.

CAS Strategic Planning SWOT Surveys - As of October 15, 2013 the surveys have been closed.  Please contact CAS-SP@lclark.edu with any questions.

Thank you for your time and contributions to our strategic planning process.

Strategic Planning Committee Members

Janet Davidson, Associate Professor
Tricia Brand, Associate Dean of Student Engagement
Ken Clifton, Professor
Mark Dahl, Director of Watzek Library
Kelly DelFatti, Director of Sponsored Research
Arianna Figueroa, Student
Joann Geddes, Co-Director of Academic English Studies
Jim Grant, Associate Dean and Associate Professor
Kelly Hoover, Director of Campus Living
Michael Johanson, Associate Professor
Erica Johnson, Director of Admissions
Tuajuanda Jordan, Chair, Dean of the College of Arts & Science, and Professor
Terry Moore, Administrative Coordinator
Erik Nilsen, Associate Professor
Jay Odenbaugh, Associate Professor
Renee Orlick, Associate Director of Institutional Research
Mark Pietrok, Acting Director of Athletics
Gary Reiness, Associate Dean and Professor
Lynn Harden, Consultant- Potentiate, LLC
Judy McMullen, Consultant