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More Engagement Opportunities on Academic Structures


As we continue campus conversations on academic structures, I invite you to attend one or more of several upcoming meetings to share your ideas.

In advance of these opportunities, let me suggest that you review the academic structures working group’s report and come to the meetings to discuss your ideas of how our university can continue to meet the challenges facing higher education. Universities that question the educational status quo, reflect on their current operations, and have bold discussions about the future of higher education will be best positioned to thrive.

Please take advantage of the upcoming opportunities to get involved and share your ideas.

Small Group Sessions, March 9-10

Michael Diamond and Mark Robison, who facilitated the engagement process for the campus strategic vision, will lead eight small group sessions on March 9-10.

The purpose of the sessions is to gather your ideas and input on the affinity and overlay models described in the report. For your convenience, sessions are offered at multiple times, and you are invited to come to as many sessions as your schedule allows.

For more information on the affinity and overlay models, please refer to the working group’s report.

Note: The schedule is on the academic structures webpage. Participants do not need to register for a session, but if they would like to register, a form is on the website.

Wednesday, March 9 schedule

All sessions will be held in the Student Union, Room 272C.

  • 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Affinity
  • 10-11 a.m.: Overlay
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Affinity
  • 3-4 p.m.: Overlay

Thursday, March 10 schedule

All sessions will be held in the Student Union, Room 272C.

  • 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Overlay
  • 10-11 a.m.: Affinity
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Overlay
  • 3-4 p.m.: Affinity

Office Hours on Friday, March 4

I am hosting regular office hours through May to discuss academic structures. The next office hours will be Friday, March 4 from 1-2 p.m. in the Mary Greer Room, Hodges Library Room 258. You are welcome to drop by, and I look forward to the discussion.

Additional office hours are scheduled in March, April, and May, all in the Mary Greer Room.

  • March 11, 11 a.m.-noon
  • March 21, 2-3 p.m.
  • April 5, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • April 15, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • April 21, 3-4 p.m.
  • May 6, 9-10 a.m.
  • May 23, 3-4 p.m.

Online Feedback Forum

The feedback form on the academic structures webpage includes a template you can use to share your ideas. We would also appreciate your feedback on types of campus engagement that would be helpful to you.

John Zomchick
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor