Work Groups

  • Energizing the Educational Environment Co-chairs Ann Cudd, associate dean of the college and professor of philosophy, and Chris Haufler, professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary biology and special advisor to the provost.
  • Driving Discovery and Innovation Co-chairs Kristin Bowman-James, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies.
  • Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact Co-chairs Jeff Aubé, professor of medicinal chemistry, and Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, director of the university honors program and professor of clinical child psychology.
  • Elevating Doctoral Education Chair Sara Rosen, dean of graduate studies and professor of linguistics.
Bold Aspirations

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

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How do you explore KU? Senior Dylan Fehl kicks up his feet and enjoys the shade outside Watson Library, unwinding and admiring the campus. He says it's key to balance long hours in the library with fun and relaxation. Even as a senior, Fehl says he is still discovering new and useful spots and resources on campus. Exploring KU is important to him because it opens up new doors. Fehl, from Hutchinson, Kansas, is studying for a double major in philosophy and history with a minor in leadership studies. During his time at this unique university – with its positive attitudes, friendliness and a place to call home – Fehl said KU has truly set him free. Tags: University of Kansas Libraries #exploreKU #KUcampus #KUdifference

Boy with autism benefits from KU student’s undergraduate research Two-year-old Mark’s first haircut in a salon was pretty traumatic. He screamed. He cried. His dad had to restrain him – Mark has autism and a haircut wasn’t part of his routine. But there’s a happy ending. The experience led KU senior Kristin Miller to seek an Undergraduate Research Award (see http://bit.ly/1xod9VT) to develop ways for children with developmental disabilities like Mark to learn how to accept routine health care treatment, such as going to the dentist — or even getting a buzz cut. Watch the video to see why it has been especially rewarding for Miller to help children like Mark.


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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times