Implementation

Visit this site often to get updates on the actions we are undertaking to implement the strategic plan. The full strategic plan includes six goals and 22 individual strategies to achieve those goals. A small, but representative, Implementation Team is coordinating the overall logistics and implementation of Bold Aspirations. Our focus this year is on establishing a new core curriculum, strengthening the pipeline to and through KU, funding for doctoral education, and pursuit of the strategic initiatives. In addition to these areas of focus, there has also been momentum building for several first-year experience programs to be piloted in 2012-2013. The Implementation Team meets twice a month and you can follow updates from the group here.

The strategic plan is summarized below in graphical form; with its six goals and the strategies we are pursuing to achieve those goals. Click on any box to get detailed information about each individual strategy, and the steps we are taking to achieve our goals. The navy boxes indicate the strategies we are focusing on in the first year.


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The Strategic Plan

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Implementation Team Roster

  • Danny Anderson – College Dean’s Office
  • Kristin Bowman-James – Chemistry
  • Heather Eastlund – Provost’s Office (staff)
  • Diane Goddard – Provost’s Office
  • Marilu Goodyear – Public Affairs & Administration
  • Chris Haufler – Provost’s Office
  • Mary Lee Hummert – Provost’s Office
  • Paul Klute – Office of Institutional Research & Planning
  • Sara Rosen – Provost’s Office
  • Deb Teeter – Office of Institutional Research & Planning
  • Steve Warren – Research & Graduate Studies
  • Andi Witczak – Center for Service Learning
  • Gavin Young – Public Affairs
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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With graduation just a few months away, James Robert Wilson, senior in sport management, took this photo of the Memorial Campanile while looking forward to KU commencement traditions. After walking through the campanile and down the Hill in May, Wilson plans to take a summer road trip, then pursue a master’s degree and help coach track and field. Wilson, who is from Abilene, Kansas, says, "Coming to KU has put me in contact with people from all over the world and opened my eyes to many new cultures.” His advice to all Jayhawks: "Make the most of your time here by trying new things.” Our advice to graduating Jayhawks: Enjoy your last semester. Where will your time at KU take you? Tags: #exploreKU #Graduation University of Kansas School of Education

KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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