Strategic Planning

​​Earlier this semester, CMU’s Board of Trustees and President George Ross charged a new Strategic Planning Team to update CMU’s strategic plan. Since then, the team has developed an action plan for completing its work this academic year. At the top of our list of tasks is “Solicit input from stakeholders” by the end of November 2016.

As a valued CMU stakeholder, you are invited to share your thoughts about which aspects of our strategic plan should remain unchanged and which should be changed and in what ways.

To view the priorities and initiatives of the current strategic plan, click here​. The comments and questions inserted in the margins of the document are intended to help spur discussion among participants in our open forums, but feel free to ignore them and address whatever issues you think are im​portant for the future of CMU and its stakeholders.

When you are ready to submit comments, click on the "Submit a Comment" link on the right. Comments are anonymous and will be viewed only by members of the Strategic Planning Team.​

Again, we appreciate your taking the time to share your ideas with us.

Michael Gealt (Provost)
Melinda Kreth (Academic Senate Chair)
Strategic Planning Team Co-Chairs

Strategic Planning​ Updates

Update:  April 20, 2017

DRAFT:  Advancing Excellence: CMU's Strategic Plan, 2017-2022


Prior updates:

Open Forum Schedule

On-campus faculty, staff and students

  • Monday, Nov. 21 — 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Rowe Hall 229
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Park Library Strosacker Room
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the EHS Building French Auditorium

CMU Student Government Association

  • Monday, Nov. 28 — 8 to 9 p.m. in the Bovee UC Auditorium

Off-campus faculty, staff and students (WebEx invitations will be sent via email)

  • Monday, Nov. 28 — 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 — 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 — 3:15 to 4 p.m.


  • ​Friday, Nov. 18 — 2 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 21 — 11 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29 — 1 to 1:30 p.m.