Changing for Excellence Town Hall, August 24

From: 
Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Sent: 
Monday, August 22, 2011 2:52 PM
To: 
KU Lawrence Staff, Faculty and Affiliates

Dear Faculty and Staff,

You are invited to a Changing for Excellence Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.-Noon at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

This will be the fourth of seven Town Hall meetings in the Changing for Excellence initiative and the first meeting as part of Phase II of the initiative. The Huron Consulting Group will lead the meeting, providing a project update and discussing the 12 areas being focused on. These areas were identified in a message from the Chancellor last week.

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 stream the meeting live on the Changing for Excellence website. Afterward a video version of the forum will be posted on the website.

Changing for Excellence 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

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Jeffrey S. Vitter

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor

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