Guiding principles


The planning committee has adopted the following guiding principles and goals for the strategic planning process.

  • Create a shared vision for the future of Michigan State University; a high-level directional guide with a common set of principles and values
  • Foster an open and inclusive process—many voices and perspectives will inform the strategic plan
  • Engage the campus community and external stakeholders (e.g. alumni, community leaders) on the university’s vision, values and strategic direction
  • Connect the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategic planning process to the institutional strategic planning process
  • Seek opportunities to work together, leverage our collective resources and establish cross-institutional priorities and initiatives
  • Look both inward and outward. Inward to examine our current state, identify themes, strengths and trends across campus. Outward to understand the changing dynamics of higher education