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Come learn about Stanford’s Long-Range Planning process and make your ideas for radical change heard!
Every ten to fifteen years, Stanford’s President and Provost preside over a long-range planning process. The last time this was done was 2002ish, and since then a lot has changed in the world. Since we have a shiny new President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, and a newly-promoted Provost, Persis Drell, the time is right for a new round of planning. The planning is broken up into four broad categories: 1) Education; 2) Research; 3) Our community; and 4) Engagement beyond Stanford’s campus (local, regional, national, and international). I specifically sit with the fourth subcommittee, but I’m interested in speaking with you all about all of the above.
A note on the impact our ideas could have. Among other goals, Stanford’s last long-range planning process identified investment in the arts as an area in need of major growth for the University. In response, the Board of Curators funded the construction of Bing Concert Hall (~$115 million) and purchased the Cantor Institute’s Anderson Collection (~$40 million). And although words are sometimes cheap, the President and Provost have encouraged us to even more ambitious, and to open ourselves to the potential for what they’ve called “radical change.” These folks seem to be willing to put their money where their mouth is — let’s take them up on their offer!
You can read more about the process here. I’m still learning about it myself but I’d also be happy to answer questions as best I can.
Snacks and coffee will be served. No need to RSVP.