The first phase of the strategic planning process was designed to create an aspirational, exciting vision for CU Denver's next ten years. To develop this vision, we engaged and listened to a wide range of voices from across our entire community. Thank you to everyone who participated in the discussions and shared the future they envision for CU Denver.
During this phase, we heard from more than 500 participants and gathered thousands of ideas and comments. With those thoughts in mind, we crafted new purpose and vision statements in draft form for the Lynx community to review. We updated our values to better reflect what matters most to our community. Finally, to become the university we want CU Denver to be by 2030, we identified the best traits of our graduates, so that we may nurture those unique qualities that make us Lynx Strong.
These statements are in draft form as we invite reactions and input from our entire community. Feedback can be for the duration of Phase 2 and will be used to further refine these statements in Phase 3.
Watch this video to learn how community input was gathered to inform our draft purpose, vision, and values statements.
To glean the level of insight necessary to develop our 2030 vision, we employed human-centered design and appreciative inquiry tactics to balance data with community-led inspiration. With a robust suite of tools and channels in place, we solicited input from CU Denver students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members through eight virtual community sessions and the Vision for 2030 survey.
virtual community sessions
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