Members from the CBE community were introduced to the college’s strategic planning task groups and their leads at the November 13 all College meeting. Dean Cheng expressed her recognition to all the efforts that have been going into the strategic planning effort. Facilitation team co-chair Ken-Yu Lin overviewed recent progress and introduced the eleven task groups formed out of the October 5 college retreat. Ted Sive, external consultant, presented a task group charter, which spells out the suggested process, task group deliverables and respective due dates (Feb 9 and Mar 8, 2020).
Consultant Rico Quirindongo re-emphasized the values (transparent, inclusive, equitable and collaborative) adopted for the CBE strategic planning process and the rules of engagement for the task groups. After Ted Sive provided instructions, task groups used the remaining 40 minutes to have internal discussion about their connection to the topic, ways of member contribution, resources needed and questions for the facilitation team. The meeting was supplemented with savory tamales, delicious cookies, and sparking drinks.