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Phase II: Environmental Analysis

In Phase II, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will expand its information gathering and community outreach through the work of subcommittees. The subcommittees will explore three areas of focus: teaching & learning, research & innovation and flourishing & engagement. The primary aim of this phase is external. Subcommittee members will identify external trends and then frame internal structures and existing programming within the broader trends.



Each subcommittee will explore its area of focus through at least five lenses: diversity and inclusion, resources, global, technology and sustainability. This list is a starting point only, as committees will likely apply additional lenses to their work. 

Focus for Environmental Scan

Teaching & Learning (pdf)
Research & Innovation (pdf)
Flourishing & Engagement (pdf)

Lenses of Environmental Scan

Diversity and Inclusion


Each subcommittee will be co-chaired by two members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. Subcommittees will include Strategic Planning Steering Committee members as well as members of the William & Mary community with appropriate expertise.

A three-column table showing members of each subcommittee
Teaching & Learning Research & Innovation Flourishing & Engagement
Steve Hanson, co-chair
Cathy Forestell, co-chair
Carl Friedrichs, co-chair
Amy Sebring, co-chair
Ginger Ambler, co-chair
Suzanne Raitt, co-chair

Relevant articles provided by each subcommittee will be shared, so community members can engage with external trends alongside the subcommittees. Each subcommittee will produce a brief white paper summary of its environmental scan.