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Stakeholder Forums

The faculty, staff and student strategic planning forums were very well attended and generated many lively comments and interesting ideas, which we’ve tried to capture in the summaries below. We encourage all members of the College community, whether they attended the meetings or not, to read through the summaries and note the many common themes represented across the groups. The SPC would appreciate any feedback on these you care to provide or suggestions for the strategic plan you wish to offer. You may provide your thoughts using the feedback form at the bottom of this page.

Summaries of professional staff and faculty stakeholder forums, September 12 & 13, 2012

Scheduled stakeholder forum meetings:

Wednesday September 12th (**All meetings will be held in Korman Computing Center Room 105 - Virtual Participation via web will be available)

9:00am - 10:30am - Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Thursday September 13th
1:00pm - 2:30pm - College of Engineering Professional Staff

Friday September 28th
12:00pm in Mitchell Auditorium - Undergraduate Student Forum

Friday October 5th
12:00pm in Mitchell Auditorium - Graduate Student & Post Doc Forum


High-level Planning Questions for Forums with Internal Stakeholder Groups


1. What are the three to five most important strategic issues facing the College of Engineering – issues that should be priorities for the strategic plan to address?

2. How would you describe the current identity or image of the Drexel College of Engineering?

  • How is it perceived internally, by faculty and students?
  • Externally, by prospective students, engineering faculty at other schools, practicing engineers, etc.?

3. How would you like the College to be identified; what would it like to be known for?

  • What misperceptions or negative images would you like to clear up?
  • What positive elements aren’t prominent enough in people’s minds?

4. What would you like the College of Engineering to be like in ten years?  What would truly transform it, make the biggest difference?