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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning 2021 

2021 Strategic Themes

In May 2017, at the conclusion of a year of rigorous research to establish our benchmark institutions, diligent work by 13 strategic planning task forces, and collaboration among all constituencies, the Rollins College Board of Trustees approved the College’s 2017 Strategic Framework and strategic themes.

Undergirded by the three purposes of our strategic planning (strengthening the integrity of our mission, strengthening our market position, and building a strong sense of shared vision) the three themes that emerged in the planning process were: engaging our students, delivering on our promises, and strengthening our strategic assets. These themes will continue to guide the 2021 cycle of strategic planning.

Engage Our Students
We will build upon our tradition of innovation in our educational programs so that we become a national model for engaged learning.

Deliver on Our Promises
We will commit to the academic and post-graduate success of each of our students.

Strengthen Our Strategic Assets
We will invest in areas essential to our prosperity and competitive advantage: our people, our workplace culture, our campus, and our strategic information.

About Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is not an event, or even a process with a beginning and an end, but rather an organizational mindset, a way of thinking about Rollins as a college in a perpetual process of change. With the College's mission squarely in focus, this perpetual process is rigorously informed by research, assessment, data collection and analysis, innovation, and decisive action. 


Where We're Going with Planning

Strategic Planning Timeline


Planning Progress Update Reports

All StrategyBlocks Planning Progress Reports are posted to the College's Canvas Strategic Planning Site.  Members of the Strategic Planning Team meet with Strategic Task Force leaders once each semester to confirm action items and obtain completion updates.

Planning as a Mindset

In executing the 2017 planning cycle, President Grant Cornwell often spoke of “planning as a mindset,” rather than an episodic series of events. The 2021 strategic planning process will again engage the entire College community with a laser focus on improvement. As President Grant Cornwell noted in 2021, “We have built a culture in which we’re in a constant mindset of facing a problem, understanding its causes, creating possible solutions, assessing analyzing those solutions, and then creating and executing a plan.” Evidence of the institutionalization of “planning as a mindset” can be seen as the divisions and programs of the College listed below embark upon individual strategic planning processes.

  • Alumni Engagement
  • Crummer Graduate School of Business
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Enrollment Management
  • Hamilton Holt School
  • Information Technology

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