In fall 2016, President Larry Dietz appointed a twenty-four member Task Force to revise the University’s strategic plan, Educating Illinois 2013-2018 Individualized Attention, Shared Aspirations. He charged the Task Force to review and update the strategic plan, building upon the success the University has accomplished since the inception of the first iteration of Educating Illinois. The Task Force was further charged to consult with the campus community, be well informed regarding the internal and external environments, and develop a new strategic plan that sets forth a direction to further advance the University in the coming years.
Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State - The Strategic Plan for Illinois' First Public University 2018-2023 was approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2018.
September 16, 2016 – President's State of the University Address announcement
Fall 2016 – Task Force constituted and planning process begins
Spring 2017* – Information gathering stage (see details below)
Summer 2017 – Plan draft development
Fall 2017* – Consultation on plan draft (see details below)
Spring 2018 – Shared governance endorsement of plan, Board of Trustees approval of plan
The Task Force sought input from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community through an online survey, open forums, and focused discussions. Groups consulted through the focused discussions phase included: