Coffee (and Chocolates) with the President

Coffee (and Chocolates) with the President

February 6, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

The first Coffee (and Chocolates) of the semester is scheduled for Thursday, February 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the SUB Conference Room (SUB 3000).

This coffee will focus on the recommendations of two Next Steps teams that made reports to faculty governance last fall:  a bill calling for the reform of the LSP; and the development of a sequence of two common seminars aimed at first-year students.  A third team charged with creating a centralized system of support for high-impact experiences also submitted a report to governance and was discussed at one of my coffees last fall.  All three of these initiatives are currently under review in Undergraduate Council.  I am pleased to announce that Bridget Thomas and Chad Mohler, who chaired the two Next Steps teams, and Paul Parker, Chair of Undergraduate Council, will be joining me to facilitate discussion.

The work of these teams has grown out of the efforts of the Action Teams and Blue Print Teams over the past two years.  Background information and reports of all these teams can be found on TruView.

I hope you will be able to join us.  I look forward to an informative and engaging discussion as we make progress implementing many of the great ideas generated by faculty and staff over the past two years.

Best regards,