Connecticut College faculty, staff, students, and administrators spent the 2015-16 academic year listening to the insights, ideas, and experiences of members of the campus community in order to create a strategic plan that will determine the goals and priorities of the College for the next five to ten years.

The adoption last year of a new curriculum marked an important milestone in our history. The goals and values expressed in that curriculum — connecting intellectual discovery, global engagement, diversity, inclusion, and student success — offer a unique opportunity to reposition the College and assert its value in the current higher education landscape. And this, in turn, calls for additional strategic thinking about where we want the College to be in the coming decade.

The planning process draws on the wisdom of the entire Connecticut College community — students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and parents. At its core is a broadly representative campus committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, which serves as both a vehicle and a repository for communication with individual groups and with the campus.