Strategic planning: preliminary reports

As you may recall, the college embarked on a comprehensive strategic-planning effort last fall. Those living nearby or who traveled to campus had opportunities to participate in strategic-planning discussions at Reunions ’13 and Leadership Summit in September 2013 in addition to the public forums on campus held by the working groups. Recordings of those working group sessions are available on the strategic planning website.

In addition, a group of alumni and parents (as well as a Reed student), called Strategic Planning Partners (SP2) have been working in parallel to the on-campus process, focusing narrowly on three topics introduced at Leadership Summit. After instruction from the working groups, SP2 will conduct an alumni survey in the coming weeks to gain further insights on questions related to strategic planning. Please look for this survey to arrive via email in mid-February and respond as soon as you are able. For you to receive this survey, it is imperative that we have your most current email address; please double check your contact info within the IRIS directory.

With thanks for the hard work by all members of the 11 working groups and participation by the Reed community in discussion forums this fall, we are pleased to share preliminary reports online. On each report, you will find a link to provide comments to the working group leadership. You can also send general comments about the strategic-planning process to

It remains our plan that final reports will be completed in April. The Reed College board of trustees will meet with the faculty and the college’s senior staff in June to consider these reports. Additional information can be found on the strategic planning website.

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