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MSU releases university-wide strategic planSeptember 2021
Focuses on empowering excellence, advancing equity and expanding impact

Strategic Plan Podcasts

MSU Today with Russ White

  • Every student we admit to MSU has the capability to learn, thrive, persist, graduate, and succeed
    On this edition of MSU Today, we'll be focusing on the student success theme of the plan with its executive sponsors: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Woodruff and Senior Vice President for Student Life and Engagement Vennie Gore.

  • Faculty and staff are absolutely critical to everything we do at MSU
    On this edition of MSU Today, we'll be focusing on the staff and faculty success pillar of the plan with its executive sponsors: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Woodruff, Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Information Officer Melissa Woo, and Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Norman J. Beauchamp.

  • Excellence and equity in research and teaching is really what we're all about
    On this edition of MSU Today, we'll be focusing on the discovery, creativity, and innovation for excellence and global impact theme of the plan with its executive sponsors: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Woodruff, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., and Vice President for Research and Innovation Douglas Gage.

Email Communications

In Case You Missed It - Virtual Proposal Summit
April 28, 2022
The virtual Proposal Summit hosted last week for academic strategic planning implementation was a great success. This process has not been business as usual. This has been a bottom up, of the people process, with local leaders and experts in their areas generating ideas to best move us forward. This is a very exciting time as we have come together like never before. At our virtual proposal summit, we had more than 600 individuals register, and more than 350 unique viewers watch our proposal presentations.

Agenda for Thursday’s Virtual Proposal Summit
April 12, 2022
This is a friendly reminder to join us this Thursday on April 14th from 9 a.m. – noon for our virtual Proposal Summit. During our time together, we will have a short welcome and introduction from Provost Woodruff and Dave Weatherspoon. Following that, we will leave the main meeting to join new zoom meetings, specific to each Strategic Plan theme, or pillar. In these breakout rooms, we will listen to our colleagues outline their big ideas being submitted to the Provost.

Important Information Regarding the Virtual Proposal Summit Next Week
April 5, 2022
This is a friendly reminder that we have our virtual Proposal Summit coming up next week on April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. During our time together, we will have a short welcome and introduction from Provost Woodruff and Dave Weatherspoon. Following that, we will leave the main meeting to join new zoom meetings, specific to each Strategic Plan theme, or pillar. In these breakout rooms, we will listen to our colleagues outline their big ideas being submitted to the Provost.

Academic Strategic Planning Implementation Rubric and Proposal Submission Information
March 22, 2022
The Proposal Review Committee has gathered and determined a final rubric and submission process for our Academic Strategic Planning Implementation process. 

A Summary of Our Findings from Our Idea Summit
March 10, 2022
Whether you attended the February Idea Summit or not, you can still be a part of the academic strategic implementation process. Involvement can range from spectator, to being a part of a working group, or leading the submission of a proposal.

Registration Closes Today for the Academic Strategic Planning Idea Summit
February 16, 2022
Don’t forget to register! Join us for our Idea Summit where we will be discussing all responses to our idea submission form as it relates to the academic strategic implementation process. We had a great response rate and are excited to have you join the conversation in how we will turn these ideas into actionable proposals for consideration. If you didn’t submit an idea, no problem. We still want to hear from you and gain your input around the ideas that were submitted.

Thank You to the Provost's Office Community
February 15, 2022
An email from Provost Woodruff to the Provost's Office Community for engagement around recent effort related to the academic strategic planning implementation process, as well as everyday engagement in support of MSU's academic mission.

You’re Invited: Academic Strategic Planning Idea Summit – February 22
February 14, 2022
Join us for our next summit where we will be discussing all responses to our idea submission form. We had a great response rate and are excited to have you join the conversation in how we will turn these ideas into actionable proposals for consideration.

Idea Submission Reminder
February 2, 2022
This is a friendly reminder to please fill out the Idea Submission Form as we continue to move forward with our academic strategic planning implementation efforts. This is a short form that will only take a few minutes to complete. We’re interested in what ideas you have (a sentence or two) for how we could implement the University Strategic Plan.

Update and Invitation to Participate
January 13, 2022
The message below recaps some of our accomplishments and provides a preview of our next steps, along with how we plan to engage broadly across the breadth and depth of the Office of the Provost and its many offices and functions.