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Academic Affairs Faculty Forums

Welcome to the Academic Affairs Faculty Forum website

In year four of the Blue Sky Project, the focus is on the continued integration of the plan’s strategies and goals into the organizational structure of the university. Just as the Blue Sky Strategic Plan was developed through an inclusive process, integration will emerge through collaboration.

Last year the Provost’s office, in collaboration with the Faculty Senate leadership, held a series of Academic Affairs Faculty Forums. The forums were designed to create a venue for meaningful sharing of ideas about important initiatives in Academic Affairs. Collaboration between the faculty and administration of the university is essential if we are to advance toward our strategic goals. The forums are one venue for this collaboration.  Given the success of the forums, additional meetings have been set for the 2014-2015 academic year.  This website is designed to extend the collaboration beyond the public meeting. After each forum, we will post relevant materials and create a space where faculty members can submit reactions, comments or questions generated by the forum.

There are two Academic Affairs Faculty Forums scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year. The dates, times, and topics for the forums are listed below.


  • Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 (4-5:30pm) – What are the Foundational Areas of Education for the 21st Century student – Bangor Room, Memorial Union
  • Thursday, Nov. 22, 2014 (4-5:30pm) – The Land Grant Research Mission in the 21st Century – Bangor Room, Memorial Union