A Strategic Plan for Trinity University & Curricular Review

Immediately following his arrival on campus in 2010, President Dennis A. Ahlburg initiated a comprehensive strategic planning process to set the course for the future of Trinity University.  Since then, the Trinity Tomorrow Committee has met regularly, conducted in-depth research about our current programs and practices, and identified key growth opportunities.

In May of 2011, the Board of Trustees approved a statement of Mission, Vision, Values, and Objectives to guide our collective thinking during this work.  The next step in the strategic planning process is to move from the general to the specific: developing specific plans and action steps to achieve the broad objectives recently approved by the Board.  To this end, four working groups were appointed to conduct additional research about current programs and practices that are already occurring on the Trinity campus.  Beginning in September 2011, this research was shared with four appointed subcommittees responsible for laying out a plan to achieve the four objectives. The subcommittees worked throughout the 2011-12 academic year refining their suggestions into proposed action steps. 

Drafts of the strategic plan were shared with the campus in September 2012 and April 2013. We thank the members of our community for their thoughtful suggestions and ideas for the revision. The Board of Trustees approved the final draft of the Trinity Tomorrow strategic plan, as well as preliminary budget estimates and plan metrics, at their meeting in May 2013.

 As part of the strategic planning process, a faculty committee will undertake a sustained examination of the University's general education curriculum.  This review began with a symposium, followed by an all-campus retreat day, and a series of small and large group dialogues throughout the 2011-13 academic years.  To support these efforts, Trinity University has received an initial planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  On May 7, 2013, 81% of assembled faculty voted to adopt the proposal below and to continue toward implementation in the coming year.

This web site is intended to serve as a guide to share information with members of the Trinity University community during this exciting time.

Trinity Tomorrow Co-Chairs

Michael Fischer, Vice President for Faculty and Student Affairs
Walter Huntley, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Nancy Mills, Murchison Professor of Chemistry