BGSU continues to move forward with great momentum. Our success is due to the hard work and accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students guided by the University’s vision, mission, and core values. Since our Strategic Plan’s initial adoption in 2009, the plan has been updated periodically to reflect significant changes inside and outside the institution in our spirit of innovation and as a national model for a premier learning community. I believe the seven goals of the strategic plan will continue to serve us well when viewed as a “living document” that proactively evolves to address future circumstances and opportunities.
As we move to a new era of leadership, I am writing to ask for your participation in a University-wide initiative — sharing your voice with others to ensure our strategic plan continues to be an up-to-date roadmap for our future.
Throughout the month of April I will be hosting a series of open-house forums – called Focus on the Future: Advancing BGSU’s Strategic Plan — for members of the University community to offer suggestions and feedback on what I believe are six core capabilities and competencies that are required for us to reach our full potential.
The “drop in” forums will have six themed stations aligned with the core capabilities and competencies.
During the sessions you will have the opportunity to visit any or all of the six stations based on your interests. I, along with members of the University Cabinet or their designees, will guide discussions at the stations. You are free to walk around, engage with leadership, and offer input. The sessions are designed to be informal, allowing you to participate as your schedule allows.
Tuesday, April 10
101 Olscamp Hall
Wednesday, April 11
BGSU Firelands Campus: Cedar Point Center (Room 1001)
Wednesday, April 18
101 Olscamp Hall
Thursday, April 26
Sky Bank Room, Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Room 201)
Additionally, May 7-11, the stations will be set up in the McFall Center Gallery from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and you are free to stop in anytime. The stations will be unstaffed but you will have the opportunity to review information and submit suggestions and feedback.
If you are unable to attend any of these planned sessions, all of the information can be found on the Focus on the Future page. You are welcome to review any or all of the materials and offer feedback.
I, along with Cabinet and other University leaders, will review your suggestions and feedback following the forums, communicating with campus leadership groups on the progress of this initiative. I will share updates to the strategic plan with the University community at the State of the University Address in the fall.
As we all know, the strength of any university is based on the active engagement of all members of its community. This is an opportunity for you to help advance BGSU’s Strategic Plan by our focus on the future. Thank you in advance for your participation and input.
Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D.