From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Thu Apr 22 2010 - 19:33:09 MDT
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 19:33:09 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Physical Sciences and Mathematics Review Conversation, April 29th
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: Office of Faculty Affairs
SENDER: Jeffrey N. Cox
DATE: April 23, 2010
SUBJECT: Physical Sciences and Mathematics Review Conversation, April 29th
This year, the role of a grouping of physical science and math departments
at CU-Boulder has been a special focus of program review. The extraordinary
contributions of these units to the core mission of the university have been
cited time and again in external reviews of our institutes and departments.
The reviews have made a case for the national standing of CU-Boulder while
recognizing that many challenges must urgently be addressed. With the
review year drawing to a close, we wish to synthesize what we have learned
at the unit level to talk about opportunities and problems more broadly. We
are honored to have four nationally recognized leaders in the sciences lead
Alvin Crumbliss, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, Duke University
Winston Ko, Dean, Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University
of California, Davis
Cathryn Newton, Dean Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse
Kumble Subbaswamy, Provost, University of Kentucky, Lexington
The Office of Faculty Affairs invites you to meet with these distinguished
reviewers on Thursday, April 29 at two events.
Please join us from 9:30 - 11 a.m. in the Norlin Library British Studies
Room (M549) to view a selection of posters describing accomplishments in the
physical sciences and mathematics. The event is intended to provide the
reviewers and campus community members an opportunity to ask questions of
the presenters on a range of subjects, including advanced research in the
physical sciences and math, as well as about campus science education
initiatives. Light refreshments will be served.
Please join us at 11:30 a.m. in the University Memorial Center, Room 235,
for a lunch buffet. The room accommodates 102.
I will convene the meeting which will otherwise not be attended by
administrators at the college or campus level. The goal is to have an open
and free discussion of the place of the
physical sciences and mathematics at CU-Boulder.
Some questions that might be addressed:
-- What are some common goals of the physical sciences and mathematics at
-- What are some common problems facing the physical sciences and
mathematics at CU?
-- Are we organized to address our goals and problems?
-- What resources do the physical sciences and mathematics need?
-- How can we arrive at priorities for the physical sciences and
-- Is there a particular project within the physical sciences and
mathematics that might be put forward as a campus level initiative?
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Discussion will begin promptly at 12 noon and
run until 1:00 p.m.
We encourage everyone to contribute to this important conversation.
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