The Plan for Skidmore College, 2005-2015
To focus the College's collective efforts on advancing the Plan's priority initiatives each year, the President and Cabinet prepare a "Strategic Action Agenda" each year. Those agendas, along with key reports relating to strategic planning, appear on this website.Upon his arrival at Skidmore in 2003, President Philip A. Glotzbach led a planning process that produced Engaged Liberal Learning: The Plan for Skidmore College 2005-2015 (the College's Strategic Plan). As described in the Plan's Executive Summary, "This Plan establishes the framework to make the choices required to maintain our forward momentum and, above all, to realize our aspirations."
The Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC) is currently guiding the process of developing the next Strategic Plan over the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. A Strategic Plan not only provides guidance for decision-making, it also gives us a common vocabulary that helps to focus our collective attention on our most important institutional goals.
The process of creating our next Strategic Plan itself affords an important opportunity to strengthen community by inviting wide participation to build upon the successes associated with our previous Plan, to tap into the intelligence and creativity of the Skidmore community in setting our directions for the next ten years 2015-2020, and to develop support for the next Plan. We invite wide input in the strategic planning process and hope that you will participate.