CALS Strategic Planning: Make Your Voice Heard

The strategic planning team would like to once again thank all those who have participated thus far in the CALS strategic planning process, focused on making CALS the best land-grant institution in the country, and an exceptional place to learn and work for everyone.

Over the past year, our planning team has engaged internal and external stakeholders in the strategic planning process through a series of surveys, interviews, and small-group meetings. Most recently, in mid-February, a series of focus groups were held, allowing for faculty, staff, undergraduate students, graduate students, and post docs, to provide further input through meaningful conversations and constructive feedback.

There’s still time to participate! We will host several focus groups across the state for our off-campus employees and stakeholders during the week of March 7th.  Please kindly confirm your attendance by selecting the date/location that will work best for you using this form.

This strategic planning process is very important for our college. We use our strategic plan to guide and direct the college as we pursue exceptional learning and working spaces, innovative research, deliver exceptional teaching, and determine the most impactful ways to connect with the community via Extension.

During our last strategic planning process, we had several exciting outcomes directly related to that process. Here are just a few:

  • N.C. PSI Initiative
  • 85% increase in sponsored research projects
  • Greater than 20% increase in endowed professorships
  • Several new student access initiatives
  • Increase in leadership development opportunities 
  • And much much more

We want to continue to build on our strengths, advance as the national land-grant leader in agriculture and life sciences, and create outstanding learning and work environments – but we need your help! Our strategic planning team is seeking your input to shape the next plan. Tell us what’s important to you and what ideas you have to make CALS an exceptional leader in research, teaching, and Extension. We hope to see you in March at one of our focus groups.

Visit our webpage for more information, https://cals.ncsu.edu/intranet/cals-compass/.