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Lesley Bogad
Elisa Miller

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Rhode Island College: Affirming our Strength, Building our Future

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After an extensive Listening Tour and review of comments from the first draft of RIC’s Strategic Action Plan 2017-2020, we now have a Adobe PDFsecond draft ready for review.  We would like to thank the many faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members who offered written comments on the first draft or participated in the President’s Listening Tours on each of the five pillars in the plan: Learning Innovation, Student Success, Inclusive Excellence, Community Partnerships, Institutional Effectiveness.  A special thank you to the RIC Strategic Planning Committee members for their review of this draft and continued guidance.

Major Updates

New Mission/Vision Statement Drafts – This draft proposes new mission and vision statements jointly developed through the efforts of the RIC Council, the Presidents Executive Cabinet and the Strategic Planning Committee. 

Decade of Technology section – There is a new section capturing the President’s call for a Decade of Technology at RIC, which will have a great impact the implementation of this plan.

Implementation Planning and Progress Reporting – This section clarifies that as the drafting of the strategic plan nears completion, companion implementation plans will be developed for each objective.

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) – This new objective captures the important work planned for the transformation of the FSEHD.

Success Measures– A clear achievable goal has been assigned to each objective, and we will regularly measure and communicate our progress with regard to these goals.

Edits based on comments received to date – Dozens of edits were made based upon suggestions from the RIC community. Many comments were more geared toward implementation issues, and those will be considered in the implementation planning process.

Strategic Plan Development - Next Steps:

Now - May 8

DRAFT 2.0 available online for review and comment.  Please provide feedback by May 8 at

May 9 – June 15

Plan finalized based on feedback. Graphics developed.

Adobe PDFRIC Three-Year Strategic Action Plan (DRAFT)

Adobe PDFRIC Three-Year Strategic Action Plan – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Page last updated: April 18, 2017