Planning has important process outcomes as well as substantive outcomes:
Advance a whole-institution mindset throughout William & Mary
Embolden our community to embrace our history of innovation
President Rowe began her tenure in 2018-19 with Thinking Forward, a listening and playback process that generated feedback from the entire university community about our aspirations for the future of knowledge, work and service. The university completed the first two phases in AY 2019-20. Following a pause amid pandemic, the university rebooted planning in spring 2021.
- Phase I: Refine William & Mary's vision, mission and values statements (August – November 2019)
- Phase II: Scan current and future transformations affecting higher education and shares that scan broadly to increase the community's understanding of the opportunities and challenges we face (September 2019 – January 2020)
- Process Reboot: Revisit the white papers given the pandemic (March 2021)
- Phase III: Develop Vision 2026 framework and launch "planning in"