FROM THE CHANCELLOR
A Fresh Start
The end of the spring semester brings a successful close to another academic year. It also provides opportunities for a look ahead. Fall 2005 promises to be an exciting time in CU-Boulder history. Let me share some upcoming plans for the Boulder campus next year.
Quality for Colorado
A major component of Quality for Colorado is stabilization of the size of entering freshman classes, as well as enhanced enrollment of graduate and upper-division transfer students. My goal is to improve the quality of first-year students by increasing the size of the applicant pool to 21,000, our previous record high. This would enable us to enroll a smaller, more highly qualified freshman class of 4200-4300 students. Undoubtedly, we will continue to seek additional sources for financial aid to ensure affordability for top students needing financial assistance.
We also aim to increase the number of graduate students from the current level of 16 percent of the overall student population to 20 percent - particularly at the doctoral level, in order to educate the next generation of professors. A smaller and highly qualified undergraduate body, along with a larger graduate population, will allow us to attract top students, faculty and staff.
In addition to pursuing the goals outlined in the Quality for Colorado plan, I will work closely with the Board of Regents, the President's Office and campus leaders to effect a smooth transition for President Hoffman's successor, Senator Hank Brown. I look forward to working with Senator Brown on plans to ensure the University's future.
Bias-Motivated Incident Responses
A Web site has been developed on these issues called Issues Of Racial Intolerance: Statements And News Releases. I encourage you to use it as a reference for any questions that you or others may have about the University's responses.
In closing, I want to extend my thanks to all of you for your hard work and continued dedication. This is a great university and there are very good things happening on our campus. Despite the numerous challenges that we have faced, our faculty, staff and students have achieved many notable accomplishments this year. Most importantly, in just over a week from now, we will be graduating another class of outstanding students.
Thanks for all you do for the University of Colorado at Boulder. Best wishes for a great summer.
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