Batten Alumni Advisory Board Response to Batten's Strategic Plan

In early July, the Batten Alumni Advisory Board responded to the Batten School’s request for feedback on its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. We focused our response on three areas:

  • Make the plan more concise, and re-organize it to focus on the ten stated strategic initiatives. We also encouraged the school to set specific, measurable, attainable goals aligned to each of these initiatives, to demonstrate progress over time.
  • Discuss the role of alumni in realizing Batten’s strategic initiatives, especially in its creation of a “Batten School network capable of consistently delivering outsized impact,” and its implementation of an “employer-in-residence” program.
  • Provide additional detail on the curriculum changes Batten intends to implement, such as de-emphasizing traditional academic disciplines, and offering more flexible paths (e.g., part-time) to attain MPP degrees

View the BAAB’s response to the draft strategic plan here: