CU and the FlatironsFollowing approval of the strategic plan by the university’s Board of Regents, the campus leadership focused on how best to implement Flagship 2030. In February 2008, the chancellor appointed nine task forces made up of faculty, staff and administrators and charged them with developing recommendations to help implement the core and flagship initiatives. These “implementation task forces” focused on specific subject areas:

  • Faculty
  • Research
  • Scholarship and creative work
  • Graduate education
  • Undergraduate education
  • Enrollment
  • Facilities
  • Staff/operations
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Budget

The task forces worked together during the spring and summer semesters and then submitted their final reports in September 2008.

On September 9, 2008, the chairs and co-chairs of the nine task forces met with the senior leadership of the campus—including the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and the Council of the Deans—and presented their recommendations at a daylong meeting known as the 2030 Summit.