Nominations for Strategic Initiatives and Town Hall Meeting

Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Monday, January 24, 2011 2:35 PM
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

Nomination forms for Strategic Initiatives available
Town hall and coffee conversations announced


I’m writing to follow up on the January 12th Provost eNews announcing that the form is now available for nomination of strategic initiatives. The form is attached.

The nominations are due February 28, 2011 and can be submitted by multiple faculty members, staff members, or organizational units and will be shared with the KU community. The nominations will be analyzed during March and April by the deans using input from external experts that also will be shared with the KU community. The deans will then make recommendations to the steering committee for strategic initiative themes. Each strategic initiative will be the focus of a retreat in the fall for all interested participants in order to build community and determine priorities for investment.

Mabel Rice and I will host a town-hall style meeting on February 1st to further elaborate on the strategic initiatives and the strategic planning process. This meeting will be video recorded and posted on the web for those who cannot attend. Additionally, members of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will host coffee conversations around the topic of strategic initiatives to help answer questions and share ideas in an informal way. Details are below:

Town Hall Meeting on Strategic Initiatives

  • Tuesday, February 1, 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Informal Coffee Conversations

  • Friday, February 4, 2011, 8:30-9:30 AM, Malott Room, Kansas Union
  • Monday, February 7, Noon-1:00 PM, Malott Room, Kansas Union (feel free to bring a brown bag lunch-beverages provided)
  • Thursday, February 10, 4:00-5:00 PM, Malott Room, Kansas Union

RSVP to if you plan on attending one of the coffee conversations and include your name and the date you will attend. We want to be sure we have enough room and materials for you.

I look forward to visiting with you and reviewing your nominations for this important aspect of the strategic planning process.

Best regards,

P.S. More information on the forward movement of the strategic planning process will be in my next Provost eNews.

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