A message from President Driscoll:
I am writing to you today to ask that you participate in your university’s strategic visioning summit on Monday, October 28, 2013, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for a day–long summit. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Below is an overview of the day’s agenda. There are a total of ten themed discussions for your consideration along with options for attending all or part of the day. Please indicate ranked preference on concurrent theme session attendance when you take the sign up survey. You must sign up for each activity you plan to attend. Please do so by taking a Qualtrics sign–up survey.
Overview of Visioning Initiative Dr. Michael Driscoll, President, IUP Dr. Timothy Moerland, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, IUP Keynote: Dr. Richard Morrill, Collaborative and Engaged Planning
Concurrent Theme Discussion Sessions Theme 1 – Transforming Students Theme 2 – Responsive Curriculum for the Future Theme 3 – Creating the New Traditional Learning Theme 4 – Educating the Whole Person Theme 5 – Right Size, Right Location Theme 6 – Regionally Relevant Scholarship with Global Impact Theme 7 – Building Communities Theme 8 – Engaging Alumni Theme 9 – Beautiful, Historic, Functional Campuses Theme 10 – Keeping Excellent Education Affordable
The Strategic Visioning Summit will be the opportunity for you to provide your interests and thoughts and influence what will lay the foundation for our strategic plan. At the summit we will share the draft vision statement and what the StrategicVisioning Team found.
Several faculty members have said that rather than cancel classes to attend, they plan to bring classes to this summit. I not only invite you, the faculty, staff and students, but encourage you to use this as an engaged learning opportunity and participate in the day’s events. I am confident that those who participate will find this valuable now and well into the future.
Keynote speaker Dr. Richard Morrill, University of Richmond chancellor, Teagle Foundation past president, and author, will give us his advice on how to collaboratively develop a strategic plan. In small groups you will have a chance to share your ideas on the draft vision and how we move forward together.
The success of IUP’s Strategic Visioning depends on having as much of our university community engaged in the process as possible. I hope you will join us!
For more information, please visit the IUP Strategic Visioning website.