These seventeen assumptions, derived from the more extensive analysis presented in "The University and Its Environment" (Appendix B), provide the basis for the strategies proposed in the next two chapters of the plan. The strategies attempt to recognize the conditions that will affect the University over the next five years and influence how we can make progress toward our institutional goals and objectives. There is not a one-to-one correspondence between environmental assumptions and proposed strategies. Instead, the assumptions stated here and in Appendix B increase the feasibility of some strategies and reduce the likelihood of success of others. More specific environmental conditions may also affect the strategies of first- and second-level unit plans.
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