Academic Affairs Divisional Meeting - 9/14/16


Issues and Opportunities for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Organization Questions

  • Can we reduce administrative overhead and divert funds into other priorities (e.g., new faculty)?
  • Do we need two Associate Provosts?
  • Can we operate effectively with four schools, for example, by combining the School of Arts and Humanities with the School of Social Science?
  • Can we achieve better School size equity by redistributing academic departments?
  • Can we operate more effectively if we split Human Ecology into several departments?

Other Issues and Opportunities

In the 2016-2017 academic year, we will systematically examine issues and opportunities in the following areas:

  • Enrollment Management
  • Renewal, Promotion and Tenure
  • Academic Advising
  • General Education
  • Diversity and Campus Climate
  • Prioritizing Academic Programs