Service-Learning Coordinator Cynthia Lynch leads a feedback session; students interacting at a roundtable discussion.
its future by launching a series
of Strategic Planning Summits
to solicit input from across the
information about what students, staff and
faculty like best about Middlesex, what
they would like to see changed or
improved, and their ideas and dreams for
Success, the yearlong strategic planning
process is under the direction of Lois
Alves, Vice President of Enrollment
Services, Research & Planning, and Philip
Sisson, Provost and Vice President of
Academic & Student Affairs.
Inquiry (AI) to the Strategic Planning
process, the college hopes to identify and
build on its existing strengths, explained
Alves. "The basic premise of AI is that
whatever we focus our attention on, we
will create more of. In theory, it's like a
search engine: What we look for
determines what we will find," she said.
added Sisson, "we search for MCC's
strengths and successes, so we create more
fall, one on each campus. Six faculty and
staff summits will also be held, focusing on
topics such as student success, diversifying
the workforce, assessing learning
outcomes, and fiscal stability.
comprised of faculty and staff, will compile
feedback from all the summits. By the end
of the school year, the committee will
create a final Vision Statement of goals
and performance targets, and present it to
the college community, according to
Alves and Sisson, who shared an overview
of the process at Fall Professional Day on
the Bedford campus.
Strategic Planning process or to register
for a Summit, visit