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The Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee is adhering to University guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The timeline outlined below may be adjusted to ensure our staff and faculty's health and safety. We will update this site as the situation progresses.


Updated Timeline in Response to COVID-19


The Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee

The Academic Affairs Strategic Planning (AASP) Committee is a diverse group of faculty and staff tasked with creating a strategic plan for the office of Academic Affairs. 

AASP Meeting Notes 

Our Charge

  • Recommend a strategic plan by April 30th, 2020 (the original proposed end-date was January 2020), which includes an updated mission statement, vision statement, values and strategic goals for implementation from 2020 to 2026.
  • Establish procedures to ensure communication, transparency, and participation from all corners of Academic Affairs and beyond.
  • Complete an environmental scan and research into future trends, issues, and other factors to inform the plan.

If you are interested in providing any information the AASP Committee should consider as it completes its work, please click the button below or email Rick Larson and submit your information.

Provide Input

Mission Statement Announcement

The AASP Committee is excited to share the new mission statement for the Academic Affairs division. An organization’s mission statement captures why it exists and represents the first important step in strategic planning.

Beginning in January 2019, Academic Affairs recruited a diverse group of 19 faculty and staff throughout the division to join the AASP Committee. AASP began working on the mission by gathering survey input from across the entire division. Then the committee developed a working draft and collected additional survey feedback. This inclusive process generated much discussion and from your many thoughtful contributions, the AASP Committee was able to craft a statement that reflects the opinions of faculty and staff from the entire division.

The James Madison University Academic Affairs Mission:

"We are an inclusive academic community committed to excellence in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge. We advance intellectual and creative discovery through transformative learning experiences that positively impact our lives and communities." 

The committee is now drafting the plan’s vision and values and will share that work soon.

Our Organizational Structure

The Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee Structure is designed to ensure transparency with multiple levels of input and feedback through the process.

Academic Affairs Strategic Plan Meeting Schedule

The Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Committee meets twice a month throughout the academic year.

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