We have begun work on the development of a five-year strategic plan and long-term vision for Wellesley.
Strategic planning will allow us to consider all of our strengths and how they intersect to create a stronger Wellesley. Decisions made by one division within the College either impact or are impacted by other departments, not to mention the larger world. Through more comprehensive planning, we will set an overall vision and coordinate strategies that allow us to make better-informed decisions regarding our future, enabling the allocation of precious resources in ways that will have the greatest impact.
We look to address the following questions:
- How do we fully realize our mission to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world?
- How does our organization and governance need to evolve to achieve the “Wellesley of the future” we envision?
- How do we elevate our role as an educational institution, leader and advocate for women’s education and empowerment for the U.S. and globally?
- How do we create an experience for students, faculty, and staff that instills a greater sense of belonging and connection and prepares students for a rapidly changing world?
The steering committee has developed a draft of the strategic plan based on the recommendations from the working groups and informed by feedback from faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees. Community members are encouraged to review the draft plan (accessible via Wellesley login) and share their feedback before the steering committee shares the plan with the Board for approval in late May.