In September of 2019, the Board renewed the foundational documents of the Association including the Purpose, Values, Mission, and Vision.
The Association Values were revised for clarity and consistency while the Purpose and Mission remained largely unchanged but were retitled to better fit their intent. Those, along with the statement of Ethics and Practice. have
been re-organized on the Association’s website to be in a more appropriate order and easily accessible by the membership.
Summer 2020 activities
This summer, two representatives from AACRAO Consulting -- Stan Henderson and Tomikia LeGrande -- will lead the Leadership group, including the Caucus chairs, Professional Activities Committee chairs, Program Committee members, Work Group chairs, and State & Regional Leadership, in an exercise designed to help to help highlight
the current issues facing member institutions from the practitioners' perspective. They are also conducting listening sessions with the Board of Directors and the AACRAO office staff.
Members can also send thoughts, feedback, and suggestions to the consultants here.
"Strategic plans help organizations determine how to best pursue their missions while meeting the changing demands of the environment," LeGrande said. "The dialogue that is generated within organizations during the strategic planning process
often feeds future innovation and engagement among stakeholders. Stan and I look forward to helping the Association chart a pathway toward success in this ever changing higher education environment."
"I am passionate about the value of structured, data-informed, measurable strategic planning and the value it brings to institutional services and success. In my work with colleges and universities, I seek to engage all stakeholders
in the process--opportunities for input, feedback, and transparent communication are essential to successful strategic planning," Henderson said. "I am also passionate about AACRAO, and the opportunity to work with Tomikia on this
project to help the Association develop a strategic road map for success in whatever the future holds is energizing."
The consultants will compile these perspectives for review by the Board of Directors in the September strategic planning meeting.
Coming in 2021: 10-year plan