Provost Invite to ‘Changing for Excellence’ Town Hall Forums

From: 
Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Sent: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:41 AM
To: 
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues,

As you are aware, in late spring KU began a comprehensive review of its administrative practices and procedures, the Changing for Excellence initiative. To ensure members of the university community are kept current on initiative activities and have a chance to be involved in the discussions, we have scheduled town hall meetings every 3-4 weeks through October.

I invite you to attend these ongoing forums as an opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas and to ask questions. Your involvement in the process as it happens is critical to ensuring that the team from Huron Consulting Group is able to get feedback as preliminary recommendations are developed, which will result in a better overall result.

Changing for Excellence Town Hall schedule:

  • June 29, Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m.
    Pharmacy Building (west campus venue change), #2020
  • July 26, Tuesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
    Budig Hall, Auditorium #110
  • August 24, Wednesday, 10:30-noon
    Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
  • September 13, Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
  • October 4, Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
  • October 27, Thursday, 11:00-12:30 p.m.
    Budig Hall, Auditorium #120

You may also submit your thoughts and ideas by visiting cfe.ku.edu and clicking on the "Feedback" link.

As previously outlined by Chancellor Gray-Little, this initiative is an intensive self-assessment on how we do business at KU. The goal is to identify ways we can more efficiently and effectively advance our teaching and research mission, with Huron Consulting Group commissioned to guide KU through its self-assessment process. Cost savings identified from the assessment will be carefully re-invested in the university priorities identified during the extensive strategic planning process.

I strongly encourage you to participate in these forums as we work to ensure KU’s future excellence. I also ask that supervisors allow time for staff who wish to attend.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Vitter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

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