Elmhurst College Strategic Plan 2009-2014 begins with proposed statements of mission, vision for the future, and core values. These are followed by an articulation of the strategic issues addressed by the plan, each of which is cross-referenced to specific action items. The plan then moves to its five strategic goals, with a series of strategies and priority actions under each goal. Each action is labeled with a date, which represents the Council’s best sense of when the campus will begin to focus on each action. Many actions will be ongoing over several years. A few expected end dates are included, but only in cases where specificity is intended. Specific targets are indicated at the end of each strategy. Each target presents a list of responsible areas as well as very preliminary estimates of each target’s financial impact.