Update: Nov. 1, 2013
Work on the 21st Century University Initiative is well underway. Our four core committees have begun meeting to flesh out the reports we submitted to the Board of Trustees in July, and we have formed a fifth committee composed entirely of students to ensure we have their perspective on the recommendations.
Now it is time to reengage our entire campus community.
First, I’d like to share my thoughts on the initiative and answer some of the key questions we’ve received through the video here.
Second, I’m announcing that the committee chairs will hold open forums on both the Belknap and HSC campuses next week. At these forums, they will share the latest information from their working groups and seek your ideas and reaction as they move forward.
The forums will be Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kornhauser Auditorium on the Health Sciences Center campus and on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Floyd Theater on Belknap Campus.
Each committee will take 30 minutes to share its information and answer audience questions. Faculty, staff and students who don’t get a chance to weigh in on site are encouraged to submit additional feedback.
The committees will use that feedback to help develop their final recommendations.
Dr. Ramsey and I will hold open forums in December to share the committees’ recommendations before taking a final report to the Board of Trustees this spring. Information on those forums will be posted in UofL Today.
I encourage you to participate in these forums. The 21st Century University Initiative offers all of us an opportunity to help shape the university to have the greatest impact on students and our community for decades to come.
Thank you for all you’re doing for the university.
Shirley C. Willihnganz
Executive Vice President and University Provost