TO: PNW Faculty and Staff
FROM: Niaz Latif, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs & Stephen R. Turner, Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration
DATE: August 22, 2019
RE: Opportunities to engage in the PNW Strategic Planning Process
We are pleased to report on progress of the first phase of developing the next five-year Strategic Plan for Purdue University Northwest. The process that began last March continued throughout the summer with many engagement sessions. As of mid-August, more than 900 faculty and staff members, students, alumni and members of the Northwest Indiana community have participated in these sessions.
The series of engagement sessions are designed to give everyone who is part of our collective university community an opportunity to share their understanding of PNW, our challenges, and our opportunities to become better. You can review the outcomes of all the sessions held to date on the Imagine PNW Strategic Planning website.
This outstanding level of participation is a tribute to the diligent work of the Strategic Planning Task Force. This group is working to engage a total of approximately 1,500 people. There will be many opportunities to participate in the process through the end of September. Your opportunities include:
- Face-to-face engagement sessions. Members of the Task Force will be reaching out to stakeholder groups in the near future. The schedule of upcoming engagement sessions will be shared and posted to the website This list will be regularly updated.
- If you do not see a session that aligns with a group you are part of, you may Request an engagement session for consideration.
- If you are unable to participate in a session, you may take this survey to have your voice included in the Strategic Planning process. Please note: the survey has now closed.
The task force will be working through the fall and winter to synthesize the feedback received, develop strategic goals, and write the strategic plan. The strategic planning process will culminate with the presentation of the plan in late spring 2020. We look forward to sharing further updates on the process, and ways to engage in the development of the plan, throughout the fall and spring semesters. Thank you once again to all who are contributing to this vital process that will help guide PNW’s future.