November 17, 2017
Between October 30, 2017 and November 2, 2017, the VCU planning team conducted 27 stakeholder meetings and interviews, engaging with 106 individuals. During each stakeholder meeting, the planning team gave a brief introductory presentation about the Master Plan process and schedule then asked the following six questions to frame the conversation:
The answers to these questions were documented and analyzed to see where there were consistencies and differences in opinion among the stakeholders. The Planning Team generated word clouds to summarize the key ideas from each question.
Major strengths of existing campus:
Major weaknesses of existing campus:
Physical or programmatic strategies that would enhance "ONE VCU":
"Front Doors" for campus:
The Planning Team also hosted public input sessions in five locations over three days to gather additional input about the physical campus from a larger cross-section of the VCU and local community. At each location there was a series of posters laid out on tables. Each poster included a campus map with a different question. Participants were asked to place a colored dot on the map to indicate their response to the following questions:
More than 400 members of the VCU, VCU Health and local communities who provided their input on the physical campus during these sessions.