Creating The Agnes Scott College Strategic Plan: 2021-2026

A Message from the President

Dear Agnes Scott Community,

Agnes Scott College has partnered with Credo Higher Education to engage in a strategic planning process to chart the course for the college over the next five years. A new plan, coupled with the master plan approved in early 2020, will move Agnes Scott forward with a common vision and set of goals. We have learned throughout the years and, especially in recent months, that our community is innovative, resilient and forward thinking. I am extremely excited that this planning is currently underway. The opportunities are endless and will position Agnes Scott well.

Meaningful participation from all constituencies and members of the Agnes Scott community is critical to the success of any planning process. A Planning Team and four Theme Teams with wide representation from our faculty and staff have been appointed. As these teams are thinking deeply about the college's future, they will be hosting open sessions for members of the campus community to engage in the process.

I invite you to explore the four draft themes outlined below and provide your thoughts through our online comment form. We welcome feedback and suggestions from all members of the Agnes Scott community, including students, alumnae and friends of the college. Your ideas and perspectives are essential as we envision our future. Specific open sessions for students and alumnae are planned for early 2021.

I am grateful to those who are serving on the Planning Team and the Theme Teams for their service and commitment to the college. And, look forward to together creating a bold and innovative vision for Agnes Scott that will move us forward into 2021 and beyond.

Thank you for your participation,

Leocadia I. Zak, JD
President

Archived Strategic Planning MESSAGES

Planning Team

As a community, we will create a shared vision for Agnes Scott's future.

Planning Team

Themes and Theme Team Members

Explore the draft themes and provide your comments and suggestions.

Explore the Themes

A view of Buttrick Hall from across the quad.

Leading in a Global Society

The Agnes Scott strategic plan for 2020.

Current Plan

Comment Form

Have feedback or want to suggest a new initiative?

Comment Form

Timeline and Milestones

Feb. 27-28, 2020

Leadership Team Retreat

Credo facilitated a two-day retreat for the president's cabinet during which four possible themes were identified as a means of organizing the college's next strategic plan.

May 14, 2020

Board of Trustees Retreat

The draft themes were shared with trustees of the college for input and feedback.

Aug. 28, 2020

Strategy Building

The continually evolving draft themes, as revised by the leadership team, were shared with faculty and staff in a brainstorming session to identify priority initiatives and provide feedback. Additional input and comments were sought through an online form for those unable to attend.

Oct. 26-30, 2020

Planning Team Meeting #1

The Planning Team began its review of the community feedback and suggested initiatives and continued to refine the draft themes.

Nov. 2020 - Jan. 2021

Theme Team Meetings and Open Sessions for Faculty and Staff

Working groups were appointed for each theme. As they explore their theme more deeply, they are hosting open sessions for continued community engagement.

  • Transformative Education open meeting: November 19, 1-2 p.m. (faculty)
  • Transformative Education open meeting : December 7, noon-1 p.m. (untenured faculty)
  • Influence With Purpose open meeting: December 7, 1-3 p.m.
  • Pathways to Success open meeting: December 8, 1-2 p.m.
  • Culture of Community open Meeting: December 10, noon-1:15 p.m.
  • Transformative Education open meeting: December 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ( faculty)
  • Transformative Education open meeting: January 12, 1-2 p.m.

 

Week of January 4, 2021

Theme Team Recommendations

Key concepts of the Theme Team recommendations will be shared with faculty and staff comment via a Google doc.

Jan. 13-15, 2021

Planning Team Meeting #2

The Planning Team will review the recommendations of the Theme Teams and begin crafting a comprehensive plan.

Week of January 25, 2021

Board of Trustees Review

Board of Trustees will review and provide feedback on Theme Team recommendations and draft metrics.

Jan. - Mar., 2021

Community Engagement

Additional feedback will be sought from faculty, staff, students, alumnae, trustees, and friends of the college through open sessions.

Faculty/Staff sessions:

  • February 8, 4 p.m.
  • February 9, 1 p.m.
  • February 11, 4 p.m.

Student session:

  • February 12, 3 p.m.

Alumnae Board session:

  • February 20, time TBD

Parents Council session:

  • February 24, 4 p.m.

Community session:

  • February 25, 1 p.m. (open to all)
Mar. 31, 2021

Board of Trustees Meeting

Adoption of a new strategic plan is anticipated by the Board of Trustees.

Through 2025

Implementation

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