During the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014 Hampshire worked with strategic planning consultants Richard Keeling & Associates to identify key external threats and opportunities, and articulate our response based on the value of our unique educational approach and the results it produces.
We worked to develop consensus about the College's overarching strategy and priorities, define practical goals and objectives in support of those priorities, and create a feasible, contextually sound implementation plan to achieve those goals. Richard Keeling describes the process and purpose of strategic planning here.
The process involved the participation of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the Hampshire College board of trustees, and provided a variety of opportunities for input and review. The process was conducted in a transparent and inclusive manner overseen by a Strategic Planning Steering Committee.