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photo of participants>In 
        September of 2001 the Chancellor charged the Joint Planning & Budget 
        Committee with creating a new strategic plan for the university. During 
        the fall semester of 2001, the Joint Planning and Budget Committee conducted 
        a series of meetings with a facilitator to experience and learn from the 
        Future Search process.</p>
      <p class=A Future Conference was developed from these meetings and exercises. From January 23-25, nearly 130 members of the UW-La Crosse community gathered at the Cleary Friends & Alumni Center for a “Future Search Conference”.

photo of participantsThe purpose of this conference was to create a base for a new strategic plan for our University. As a community, we explored three fundamental questions: Who are we? What do we value? And where do we wish to go? These three questions are the starting point for creating an inclusive community of learning and inquiry.

As an outgrowth of this Future Conference and numerous committee meetings, a draft Strategic Planning Document was created and is now ready for your consideration. In addition a series of Town Hall meetings will be held for to obtain more feedback.

Please take the time to review the links on this web site to learn more about the results from the Future Search Conference and UW-L’s Strategic Plan. Most importantly, be sure to review the draft document and provide comments on the feedback from on this site. We encourage you to be part of the process and to offer your welcomed input.

 

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