You know, I’ve been involved with a number of universities and grad programs and I don’t remember any of the departments making a conscious and across the board effort to create a plan for itself. At least not one that included discussion and awareness on the part of the students (both graduate and undergraduate). Is this one reason why there seems to be a “well, it’s always been done that way, that’s why” kind of attitude in most academic departments? What would a department look like that had a direction? A plan? One that was openly discussed and enacted and even contested by everyone involved, faculty, staff, and students?