Campus Groups Come Together to Advance Strategic Plan

20 February 2023

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Board of Trustees gathered with over 100 Carleton faculty, staff, students, and alumni for a strategic planning retreat. The retreat was an opportunity for strategic planning committee members and representatives from different Carleton groups to come together to discuss key focus areas of strategic planning. The day opened with a roundtable discussion and Q+A moderated by Provost Michelle Mattson. Panelists Nathan Grawe, professor of economics; John Harris ’85, trustee and founding editor of Politico; Carolyn Livingston, vice president of student life and dean of students; Faith Agboola ’24 and Hana Horiuchi ’23, shared their thoughts on challenges facing higher education and how these challenges may impact Carleton moving forward.

The roundtable was followed by a series of breakout sessions, where retreat attendees gathered in small groups to discuss 12 topics relevant to the work of each task force. To close out the morning’s activities, task force co-chairs shared the work of each task force so far, and how they plan to utilize the feedback gathered in breakout sessions. Key themes from each breakout session will be posted to the Carleton 2033 website in the coming weeks for all community members to review. A reminder that all are welcome to submit feedback on these specific questions, or on the strategic planning themes in general, via the Carleton 2033 website.