About the Strategic Planning Council

The Strategic Planning Council is carrying forward and building upon the strategic planning work that the Seattle University community engaged in from 2018 to 2019. Representing leaders and stakeholders from across all areas of the university, the council is guiding the implementation of SU’s Strategic Directions through a number of working groups. Read the Provost's Introduction of the Council.

Upcoming Events


Current Working Groups

The Strategic Directions have five goals that outline the future for Seattle University. Together, the goals call Seattle U to embrace a changing higher education landscape with purpose and intentionality, through an approach that is grounded in Jesuit values and traditions. The first goal, entitled Reimagine and Revise Our Curriculum, begins with a dual focus on Academic Calendar Review and Academic Program Portfolio Review. While each review is an essential and strategic initiative on its own, together these twin enabling projects will provide the groundwork for future working groups to build on the transformation of our curriciulm. Supporting several other goals in the Strategic Directions, the Student Experience Working Group's redesign of the student lifecycle will build upon our Ignatian heritage to decrease barriers and increase collaboration, accessibility, and inclusion. 

Additional Working Group Focus Areas

Details will be added as working groups emerge.

  • Reimagine and Revise Curriculum
  • Operational Assessment and Transformation
  • Cost Management

Strategic Planning Council Coordination


Associated Committees

Examples of Other Committee Work and Processes in Support of the Strategic Directions: (note – as the work of strategic implementation moves forward, the SPC will identify and work with existing groups and processes that are best situated to address particular parts of the strategic directions).