Reminder: KU Town Hall Meeting Tuesday

From: 
Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Sent: 
Monday, July 25, 2011 2:46 PM
To: 
KU Lawrence Faculty and Staff

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The third of seven Town Hall meetings in the Changing for Excellence initiative is scheduled for Tuesday, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Budig Hall, Auditorium #110. The Huron Consulting Group will lead the meeting, providing a project update and outlining how the current phase, which looks at the range of opportunities available to become a more effective and efficient university, will transition into Phase II. That next phase will occur through the middle of the fall semester and will involve an even more detailed assessment of several of the opportunities identified in Phase I and the creation of business cases for those opportunities.

The presentation will be followed by an open session for questions and discussion. The meeting will be video-conferenced to the Edwards Campus in room RH 251; and we will also post afterwards a videotaped version of the forum on the Changing for Excellence website.

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. You can also submit your thoughts and ideas by visiting http://chancellor.ku.edu/changingforexcellence/ and clicking on the "Feedback" link.

Sincerely,
 --Jeff

Jeffrey S. Vitter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor

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