Lycoming College hosts strategic planning forums

Lycoming College hosts strategic planning forums

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College has begun a strategic planning process designed to renew and deepen Lycoming's identity as a national liberal arts college with the goal of becoming recognized as one of the very best liberal arts colleges in the country.

Working groups composed of faculty, staff and students are developing ideas and tactics related to areas of strategic focus that will be synthesized into a plan for approval by the trustees.

The strategic plan is framed by three overarching questions: In what ways does Lycoming need to change or progress to become more like the very best liberal arts colleges? What are or can become Lycoming's points of distinction that allow us to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting talented students and exceptional faculty? Where does Lycoming have an opportunity for national leadership?

President Trachte recently held online forums to address the following areas of strategic focus:

Sustaining and Enhancing Academic Excellence
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
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Attracting and Graduating a Talented and High-Achieving Student Body
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.
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Preparing, Launching and Sustaining Graduates on Trajectories of Success
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
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Integrating the Residential Experience and the Liberal Arts
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
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Deepening the Role of the College and Its Students as Citizens of Williamsport
Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m.
LISTEN TO A RECORDING OF THIS FORUM

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.