President Bowman charged the Vice Presidents to lead the process in updating the Campus Master Plan during his State of the University Address in September 2009. The Capital Planning and Budget Team was in turn charged by the Vice Presidents to lead the campus through this process.
Two drafts were released during the process for review. The first draft was released in July 2010. Extensive consultation was sought on the draft from the University and local communities. The result was a revised draft released in December 2010.
The December 2010 Draft, Master Plan 2010-2030: Looking to the Future, was presented and received endorsement from each shared governance group during 2011:
The plan received final endorsement by the Illinois State University Board of Trustees on February 18, 2011.
Three public forums, an online survey, and meetings with groups were held in order to gather feedback on the July 2010 draft.
Beginning in November 2009, the Team began collecting public input on five general questions:
The following questions were asked during the public forums and online survey.
Input was collected during four public forums along with an online survey. The feedback received during these input gathering opportunities is below.
The Team also met with specific groups on and off campus.