Future-casting CU Boulder as the First Public University that Hacks the Academy (Berk, Greenstein, Karas, Moran)

The authors propose a series of measures to “hack” the campus’s existing educational structures to achieve reform, restructuring, entrepreneurship and to move the university toward a “hybrid” academy that “thrives in the face of globalism, ambiguity, and acceleration.”

Addressing the Growing Needs of First-Year Students (Oliveras)

The author suggests that CU Boulder can best address the growing needs of its first-year students via Residential Academic Programs and greater support for the faculty who staff them.

Building a Tradition: the CU Boulder Legacy Walk (Chinowsky, Hilliard, et al)

The authors propose creating a physical walk across campus – with the Norlin Quad as a centerpiece – to encounter the remarkable stories of past CU students, faculty, administrators who made extraordinary contributions to the campus, the state, the nation and the world, often against great odds and societal barriers. The goal is to inspire students to continue this legacy of believing in and serving things larger than the self.

Global Ambassadors (Kamminga-Peck, Hallock Adderholt, McCarthy)

The authors describe the role of CU Boulder’s Global Ambassadors in creating a new international positioning of CU Boulder.

A New Model of Final Examinations (Harbor)

The author argues for creating a final exam model that emphasizes semester-long learning over final exam results.

Job Integration for Increased Collaboration (Vanderwerf, Wilson, Taylor)

The authors provide examples of cross-functional jobs from inside and outside CU Boulder that they hold will enhance the student experience by breaking down silos and working towards true integration.

Residential Academic Programs: Values and Futures (Breed)

The author places RAPS in the context of CU’s strategic planning and shows how further investment in RAPS will benefit students.

A Testing Center Proposal (Subcommittee on Access to ODECE)

The authors propose a testing center to serve the entire CU community to support students with disabilities.

How Can Advising Best Serve the Needs of Students, Academic Unites and the University? (Chester and Rousseau)

The authors, using the advising model in the Program in International Affairs, set forth three key principles they claim should be operative in making advisors important partners in the work of academic units to ensure a constructive and engaged academic environment for students.

Creating Pathways for Two-Year College Transfer (Yowell, et al.)

The authors hold that by integrating and engaging departments and faculty in the Academic Futures endeavor, CU Boudler could close the gap in creating a more coherent, strategic pathway to recruit and support Colorado community college transfer students.