Academic Affairs Faculty Forums
Welcome to the Academic Affairs Faculty Forum website
As in previous years of the Blue Sky Project, the focus continues to be integrating 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. Over the course of the academic year, the Provost’s office, in collaboration with the Faculty Senate leadership, will hold a series of Academic Affairs Faculty Forums. The forums are 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. 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.
In lieu of this year’s first Academic Affairs Faculty Forum, the President and Provost will host a “kick-off” meeting to share a plan for the assessment of the Blue Sky Plan. The goal of this work is to celebrate our successes, learn from our experiences and to begin a conversation about a vision for our future.
The Academic Affairs Faculty Forums are being scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year. The dates, times, and topics for the forums are listed below when confirmed.
- Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.) — Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment “Kick-Off” — Hauck Auditorium
- Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 (3:00 – 4:30 p.m.) — Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer – Bangor Room Memorial Union