Campus Development – Visioning and Planning

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CWI recently initiated a Campus Development, Visioning, and Planning process to inform, guide, and prioritize campus improvements to better serve students and communities. A CWI Planning Team has begun preliminary visioning work with Cushing Terrell, a local planning, architecture, and engineering firm. 

The Planning Team’s objective is to provide recommendation to the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Board of Trustees and receive approval of strategic direction and priorities for campus development and capital projects. Recommendations to include programming priorities, space requirements, campus focus areas, funding sources, and timelines. The visioning timeframe spans multiple months and includes three phases: assessment, exploration, and application, ultimately leading to promotion of outcomes.

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Survey - Opportunity For Input

In addition to the Planning Team’s work and as part of the assessment phase, it is crucial to obtain internal and external stakeholder input as part of the visioning process. An eight-question survey has been developed to capture this input.

Thank you to those who participated in the survey.

 

Information collected from the survey will assist the CWI Planning Team along with Cushing Terrell, a local planning, architecture, and engineering firm, in providing a recommendation to the CWI Board of Trustees including programming priorities, space requirements, campus focus areas, funding sources, and timelines.

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Campus Visioning Timeline

  • Assess - Aug. - Nov. 2021
  • Explore - Nov. 2021 - Jan. 2022
  • Apply - Jan. - Mar. 2022
  • Promote Future Vision!

Resources

To begin this process, CWI conducted an anylysis of the current environment which included engaging thought leaders and consultants. A key consideration of this work related to the impacts of the COVID pandemic and future direction of higher education. Local and regional needs assessments were also conducted to identify market conditions and potential areas of program focus. This work helped to inform the College about key considerations and areas of focus related to planning and the survey. Below you will find full reports that were included in the research and environment scan phase, as well as condensed summary documents.

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Campus Visioning Updates

991 Oct. 25, 2021 - Survey Invitation

College of Western Idaho Campus Visioning

Your Input is Requested!

College of Western Idaho (CWI) has initiated a Campus Development, Visioning, and Planning process to inform, guide, and prioritize campus improvements. The Planning Team’s objective will be to provide recommendations to the CWI Board of Trustees on strategic direction and priorities for campus development and capital projects to better meet the needs of students and the community.

A critical part of this process is to include input from our internal and external stakeholders. We encourage you to share your thoughts in helping us assess immediate development and future growth needs through this eight question survey.

Please visit Campus Vision to learn more.

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Please complete the survey by Nov. 15, 2021.

Respectfully,

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
College of Western Idaho