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The primary focus of the strategic planning process will be developing a mission statement, big goals, and strategies for the department. The work will also include identifying a small number of big impact best practices to begin implementing in January 2022.


Missouri's current plan, Preparing Missourians to Succeed: A Blueprint for Higher Education, was adopted in 2015. Part of the strategic planning process will be to review Missouri's Big Goal for higher education.


June 15 kickoff agenda: June 15 press release

Staff and stakeholders explored an environmental scan of Missouri, an analysis of strengths, weaknesses and threats, and a conversation about opportunities and next steps.



Strategic Planning Kickoff Presentation

Reaching Higher in a State of Change - Teresa Lubbers

Strategic Planning as a Tool for Setting and Achieving Goals - Ken Mall



Timeline showing priorities from May through December 2021