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Strategic planning survey used to gain student perspective to direct Doane's future

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Students were sent the strategic planning survey through their emails. 

Students received a survey email on Feb. 18 asking for feedback for a year-long strategic planning process.

The university’s academic planning committee is strategizing how the school should improve and go forward in the future, according to an email from Patrick Monaghan, Philosophy and Religious Studies professor.

Monaghan is on a subcommittee focused on student input, along with Assistant Dean Becky Hunke and Community Director Robert Sharp, he said.

The survey looked for students’ perspective about:

● What existing programs or departments students find important and how they could be improved.

● Which programs or departments students would like to see created at Doane that do not exist.

● What students like and dislike about the Liberal Arts Seminars, or more commonly known as LARs.

The results of the survey will be brought to the academic planning committee next week, said Pedro Maligo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Anyone who fills out the survey has a chance to win a $25 certificate to Walmart, according to Monaghan’s email.

All student opinions will be considered. The feasibility of them will be discussed, Monaghan said. Faculty input will also be explored.

Sharp hopes that the initial elements of the strategic planning process will be completed by the end of the semester, he said. Updates and conclusions from the process will be reported throughout this semester and the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.