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Chancellor Carol Christ: Charting a course for Berkeley’s future

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the UC Berkeley community on Thursday, January 25, 2018:

Dear campus community,

It is a time of great change both at Berkeley and across all of higher education. In this environment, I believe that we must collectively establish a cohesive, well-reasoned, and ambitious vision of what our university should be in order to properly set institutional priorities and determine campus investments.

In light of this, Berkeley has just begun a semester-long strategic planning exercise – a structured process that will bring faculty, staff, and students together to consider what our campus should look like in ten years and to chart a course that will take us there. The end result of this process will be a publicly available framework document that outlines the opportunities and challenges facing Berkeley, as well as a set of strategies for capitalizing on or mitigating them.

The campus has just launched a website, strategicplan.berkeley.edu, which will serve as a hub of information and resources related to our work in this area. I encourage you to visit the site to learn more about strategic planning and to get involved.

I also invite you to view this short video introduction to the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Uh7h7MVIQ

Thank you for all of your efforts in support of our institution’s continued preeminence.

Sincerely,

Carol Christ

Chancellor