Published: Nov. 16, 2017

Geological Studies

Intro by Jeff Cox

  • Intro on teaching and reaching visioning
  • Laying out of fall work
  • Role of Committee and Report

Intro to A&S Strategic Planning Process by David Brown

  • History of A&S process
  • Work of committee to date—draft vision statement
  • Schedule for committee’s work

Comment: We need a discussion on majors and degrees that we offer, especially in A&S.  For example, you can get a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, but not Physics.  We lose applicants when they know they cannot get a degree in the area of their interests.

Comment: We need a discussion on the best model for advising that targets student success (centralized vs. decentralized).

Comment: We need a discussion on A&S admissions and target students who want to pursue A&S degrees rather than overflow from other colleges.

Comment: We need to determine how we can use the institutes better and solve the inequities and barriers that exist.

Comment: We have had significant increases in faculty and students without increases in staff.  We need to have a discussion about staffing models that can better support the departments. 

Comment: There is no real mechanism for advancement for staff besides moving to other departments and roles.  This creates a lot of movement of staff.