This plan defines a clear direction for institutional planning and decision-making for the next several years. The next steps will be to develop more specific implementation plans, identify funding sources where needed, and determine appropriate metrics against which to measure our progress. President’s Council will continue this work during the 2016-17 academic year and will consult with and report progress to the Forward Thinking Group and the Board of Trustees. Annual reports will be prepared by President’s Council and shared each year to chart institutional progress towards these goals. As noted earlier in this plan, we will remain vigilant to the fast-moving environment, adjusting goals and strategies as necessary.