The Strategic Plan


During the 2003-04 academic year, Oberlin initiated a strategic planning process focused on developing a plan that would ensure academic, artistic, and musical excellence as well as financial sustainability in the years ahead. On March 5, 2005, the Oberlin College Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the Strategic Plan, which had been approved by a General Faculty vote of 170-33, with two abstentions, the previous day.

This is a very significant accomplishment for Oberlin College. The twin actions by the faculty and the board bring to fruition some 18 months of work on the Strategic Plan. The plan charts a course that will strengthen Oberlin’s future.

Working Group Reports

From: Al MacKay, Chair, General Faculty Planning Committee
Date: March 17, 2006
Subject: March 1 reports from the six working groups plus the Conservatory of Music containing proposals for implementing the Strategic Plan

The six working groups are Curricular Pathways, Curricular Support, Build the Campus Community, Build and Support the Faculty, Internationalize Oberlin, and Environmental Sustainability. They were established by the General Faculty Planning Committee early last fall and charged to develop proposals for implementing the strategic plan. The proposals contained in these reports are fairly advanced working drafts, subject to revision and appropriate approvals. They have not yet been evaluated for overall consistency, completeness, congruence, etc., nor for cost. Some are more specific and definite than others. Several require further research and development. The reports from the six Working Groups plus the Conservatory of Music are available for download from this website.

The document is in PDF format, and is 51 pages.

For more information about each of the working groups, please follow this link.