Staff appropriately and use up-to-date business procedures

September 24, 2014—”Many people on this campus think their units are understaffed, I would argue that is true, but only because of our outdated business processes. We have built these frankenstein systems and cobbled together bits and pieces just to make things...

Need for clear mission and operationalizing the plan

September 22, 2014—Nest the goals of the plan into a clearly understood mission. Make sure everyone in our community embraces our mission. Please operationalize the plan so that we can gauge our progress. For example, if we believe we will engage our community,...

A “HenCoop” and other healthy ideas

September 17, 2014— 1. A “HenCoop” where on- campus students who are sick can stay until they are better. This will prevent other students from getting sick as well, especially room and floor-mates. It can be located on West Campus, since I don’t think the University...

Give more attention to matching up roommates

September 17, 2014—I think Delaware should be forth more of an effort to correctly match people freshman year with random roommates. I think there should be a longer more personal questioner. This will avoid a lot of moving problems and unhappy people.

Negotiation of required courses

September 17, 2014—I believe that students who do not want to take or feel the need to take a required course should be excused as long as the student writes an explanation as to why they believe another course would fit better.

Stronger professional development for UD’s extraordinary staff

September 17, 2014—The University of Delaware has some extraordinary staff members, both exempt and non-exempt. I would like to suggest stronger professional development for staff. The team in HR offers some education, but it is not enough. I would welcome the...

Don’t censor the word clouds

September 11, 2014—How about not censoring the word clouds? Some of us have entered words that reflect challenges, areas of improvement and places where decided work is needed. These words never show up. Must be way too much idea leadership for you folks to...

Growing too big and spreading ourselves too thin?

September 11, 2014—I think we’re growing too big and spreading ourselves too thin. Let’s give our students a superior experience by focusing on THEIR needs. Small class size, adequate lab time, faculty who aren’t too overwhelmed to provide...