A recap of the All-College Meeting

Over 100 faculty and staff attended the all college meeting on Tuesday, December 17 in Union South. Kate VandenBosch kicked things off with a brief update on the college and the strategic planning efforts.

Our special guest was Chancellor Becky Blank who told us about the importance of planning for the future. She is pleased with the work CALS is doing related to strategic planning and indicated that it will be important in identifying fundraising priorities in an upcoming campus-wide comprehensive campaign that will likely begin in 2015.

Mark Rickenbach, strategic planning coordinator, gave an overview of current activities related to the strategic plan’s next steps and led a discussion about the Academic Planning Committee review. The APC review team will use feedback from this discussion along with survey responses to help shape their recommendations.

You can find the power point presentation, discussion questions and other handouts on the strategic planning webpage. Photos from the event are on the CALS Flickr page. Please mark your calendars for the next all college meeting: April 23, 2014 from 3:00-4:30 in Union South.