Charge: To update and revise the LSA’s long-range strategic plan to cover a five year period beginning in 2019.


In consultation with the LSA’s Executive Director, to:

• Review the current Strategic Plan and make recommendations for revisions;

• Identify sources of internal and external input to inform the updated plan;

• To prepare survey, focus group and interview questions that will help to inform the new plan;

• To review relevant data gathered via the above mechanisms;

• To meet in-person at a 2-3 day planning retreat, likely to be held over a weekend in Washington, DC in the Fall of 2018.

• To participate in any follow-up activities necessary for preparing a draft Strategic Plan for consideration by the EC at its January 2019 meeting.


Executive Committee Members:

  • Katha Kissman, Interim Executive Director
  • Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer (University of Chicago)
  • Yining Nie, Bloch Fellow (New York University)

Members At-Large:

  • Andries Coetzee, University of Michigan (former Institute Director, former Program Committee Chair and current Editor of Language)
  • Jessi Grieser, University of Tennessee (former LSA student intern and current member of CEDL)
  • Rebekah Baglini, Stanford University (former Bloch Fellow and current member of COSWL)