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Campus Invited to Participate in Strategic Planning Process

The campus-wide strategic planning process is officially underway and all campus members are invited to participate throughout the academic year. The first two town hall meetings will take place on Dec. 6 and Dec. 10, and are geared toward faculty and staff because students are getting ready for finals week. Student-focused town halls will be scheduled for early next year.

Scheduled Strategic Plan Town Halls

Thursday, Dec. 6
1:30–3:00 p.m. in Price Center West, Ballroom A

Monday, Dec. 10
10:00–11:30 a.m. in Atkinson Pavilion at the Faculty Club

Chancellor Asks Academic Senate to Help ‘Define UC San Diego’s Future’

Each town hall meeting will begin with a presentation about the strategic planning process, and then attendees will participate in a brainstorming session.

Since his first day on campus, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla has emphasized the importance of defining shared goals and a shared vision for UC San Diego. “This is the right time in our history to evaluate where we are and where we want to be, so we can continue to educate the next generation of leaders and produce meaningful innovation that improves our world and drives our local, national and global economies.”

Khosla has spent his first few months at UC San Diego making connections across campus and in the community, preparing for the strategic planning initiative.  He recently made presentations at the Chancellor’s Council and the Academic Senate Representative Assembly meetings.

In the coming months, there will be several more town halls, workshops, focus groups, surveys and one-on-one interviews to ensure a collaborative and inclusive process to solicit ideas and feedback from campus and community members.  Comments can also be submitted online at

“One of the important outcomes of the strategic plan is not just the plan itself, but the process that leads to the plan.  It will help us to think about how we can individually and collectively contribute to this university and make it a better place,” Khosla said.

The strategic planning process is expected to be completed by the end of the academic year.