The Visionary Plan Process

The reports and resources below illustrate the phased-process used to define the 2025 Visionary Plan. The resources on this page are organized chronologically by phase.

Phase 1: Establish overall goal

The President and Provost will propose an overall university goal for 2025 which will represent the foundation for the strategic planning process.

Overall goal: Kansas State University will be recognized nationally as a top 50 public research university.

Phase 2: Where are we now?

We will develop a benchmarking presentation which illustrates our current national standing in key areas, which will be presented to small focus groups across campus. Focus groups will be facilitated with notes taken. Additionally, there will be two or three broad questions asked about the future of Kansas State.

Phase 3: Identify major themes

We will use the data collected by the various focus groups to develop major themes which have arisen from the focus group areas. A representative group of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends will meet in a one-day retreat setting to propose goals for the identified themes.

Phase 4: Establish major goals & objectives

We will use the information from the major identified themes to convene small groups focused around thematic areas to develop measurable and quantifiable long and short term goals and objectives.

Phase 5: Overall plan draft

Theme committees will draft strategic action plans taking into account the overall visionary goal, key benchmarks, themes and common elements, thematic goals and associated long and short-term objectives.

Phase 6: Revision & feedback

Strategic action plans proposed by theme committees will be widely disseminated for critique and discussion. Feedback will be collected online and through focus groups.

Phase 7: Final plan roll out and publicity

The K-State 2025 Visionary Plan will be finalized and prominently featured on the university website. Appropriate publicity materials will be used to highlight the plan and how it will impact the university.

The Visionary Plan Process

  • Establish overall goal

    February 2010

  • Where are we now?

    March-September 2010

  • Identify major themes

    October-December 2010

  • Establish major goals

    January-March 2011

  • Draft overall plan

    March 2011

  • Gather feedback

    April-May 2011

  • Rollout final plan

    August-September 2011