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Priorities Fall 2016

An exciting and dynamic year of transition lies ahead for our university, but strong leaders and a solid strategic plan will keep us moving forward with confidence and enthusiasm.

Vol Vision 2020 received final approval from the Board of Trustees this summer, and we’re now ready for faculty and staff to help us put plans into action.

Additional support, training and mentoring programs, and grant opportunities will be available this fall to help you revamp existing courses or create new courses to incorporate Experience Learning activities.

We are completing plans for two new Honors and Scholars programs that will debut in fall 2017, allowing us to enroll more than four hundred additional honors students and bringing us more in line with the honors enrollment at our peer institutions.

We plan to implement our new system for collecting student feedback about teaching this fall. We’re also creating a new policy for how it used in faculty evaluations.

As one part of our commitment to increasing campus diversity, we are continuing to explore ways of increasing the diversity among our world-class faculty. STRIDE is a faculty-led committee that’s helping us.

Please mark your calendar to join us for fall semester Faculty Pub, which kicks off on Thursday, September 8.