First open forum on N2025 strategic plan is Oct. 24

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First open forum on N2025 strategic plan is Oct. 24

Feedback sought from faculty, staff, students
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Craig Chandler | University Communication
Faculty leaders of the N2025 Strategy Team have released a draft of the 2020 to 2025 strategic plan. It is available for review and feedback online. Open forums are also planned for Oct. 24 and 30 in the Willa Cather Dining Center.

Two open forums will give the campus community opportunities to take deep dives into details and provide feedback on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new strategic plan.

Announced Sept. 23, the draft plan is intended to guide the university to the year 2025. It was developed by the faculty-led N2025 Strategy Team and calls for an initial course that leads to an institution where “every person and every interaction matters.”

The strategic plan builds upon a bold vision outlined by the N150 Commission, a group of more than 150 stakeholders who answered Chancellor Ronnie Green’s call to envision how the university can best serve Nebraska and the world in the next quarter century.

“This draft is the plan to guide the university through the first five years of the N150 Commission’s 25-year vision,” said Sue Sheridan, professor of educational psychology and one of four faculty selected to lead the N2025 Strategy Team. “It’s an important document that will help the university start out on the right foot toward the long-term vision.”

The draft is available for review online and will be presented in public forums from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 24 and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Oct. 30. Both sessions are in the Willa Cather Dining Center, Red Room B/C. The sessions will be available to watch live online via Zoom. Watch the Oct. 24 session here and the Oct. 30 presentation here.

Green created the N2025 team in February, tasking them to create a five-year strategic plan based on the N150 Commission report. Co-chairs of the 32-member N2025 team are Sheridan, director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; Rick Bevins, chair and professor of psychology; Shane Farritor, professor of mechanical and materials engineering; and Angela Pannier, professor of biological systems engineering.

“This is our opportunity to work together on a transformative document that will reach far into the future,” Sheridan said. “Campus feedback is important as we move forward, shaping this plan to define who we are as a university, what we want to accomplish and how we get there.”

Students, faculty and staff can review the draft plan online. Feedback can be left via the website or departments/units/groups can request face-to-face presentations from the N2025 Strategy Team.

Feedback will be accepted through Nov. 15. The team will finalize the document and release it at the start of the spring semester.

Campus units seeking a presentation about the N2025 draft strategic plan should send a request to Diane Mendenhall at or 402-472-2116.

Learn more about the N150 Commission report and the N2025 Strategy Team draft.

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