Models for the New American Research University Subgroups

 

Academic Organization

Meetings (by invitation):

This subgroup is in the process of identifying meeting dates and times with various stakeholder groups. Please check back for an updated list of meetings. We look forward to your input!

October 6
Department of Geography

October 15
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (survey)

October 17
Department of Geography

October 17
Delaware Environmental Institute

October 20
College of Education and Human Development

October 20
College of Health Sciences

October 20
Delaware Environmental Institute

October 22
Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences

November 6, 2014
Lerner College Faculty

 

Topics include:

  1. What does the current organizational structure allow us to do well? What does it impede?
  2. What new organizational structures would best
    • enable the integration of research, education and practice?
    • facilitate partnerships with external agencies (community organization, town, medical facilities)?
    • facilitate interdisciplinary programs?
    • encourage entrepreneurship?
    • ensure student access and degree completion?
    • allow for modules and individualized degrees?
  3. If you were given a blank piece of paper, what future structure does UD need?
  4. We have satellite campuses in Lewes, Georgetown, Dover, and Wilmington. How might satellite campuses be used more effectively to (see bullets above)?


 

Curriculum & Delivery

Meetings (by invitation):

This subgroup is in the process of identifying meeting dates and times with various stakeholder groups. Please check back for an updated list of meetings. We look forward to your input!

October 17
College of Education and Human Development

October 29
Student Life Leadership

November 11
Information Technology

November 14
Faculty Senate Undergrad and Grad Studies Committees

November 18
IT Leaders

November 20
Professional and Continuing Studies

November 20
Assistant Deans

November 20
Graduate and Professional Studies Group

December 1
Graduate Student Groups

December 3
Undergraduate Student Groups

 

 

Topics include:

  1. What does higher education look like in the future?
  2. What makes up the current curriculum at UD? What do we do well with the curriculum and what could we improve? In what ways does the curriculum prepare students for graduation?
  3. What delivery methods have you experienced? What do we do well with delivery? What do we need to improve? What methods of delivery are most effective for you?
  4. What obstacles get in the way of achieving excellence in curriculum and delivery?


Infrastructure

Meetings (by invitation):

This subgroup is in the process of identifying meeting dates and times with various stakeholder groups. Please check back for an updated list of meetings. We look forward to your input!

September 24, 2014
Research Office and EHS

October 20, 2014
IT (NSS MIS WD) and Select EVP Financial Units including Procurement

October 21, 2014
IT (ATS CSS UMS) and TBD

October 22, 2014
HR and Select EVP Financial Units including OCM

October 23, 2014
TBD

October 28, 2014
Libraries (50%)

October 30, 2014
Libraries (50%)

 

Topics include:

  1. How can UD ensure a diverse campus community and welcoming environment?
  2. How can UD systematically encourage innovation and expand capacity for research?
  3. How can UD more effectively recruit and retain excellent faculty, staff, students, and postdocs?
  4. How can UD ensure a rich undergraduate experience in and out of the classroom?


Resource Analysis

Meetings (by invitation):

This subgroup is in the process of identifying meeting dates and times with various stakeholder groups. Please check back for an updated list of meetings. We look forward to your input!

October 15, 2014
Non-Exempt Staff Advisory Council

October 21, 2014
OEIP

October 27, 2014
Academic Financial Group, Enrollment Management, Student Life, Procurement, Facilities, IT, HR, Career Services

October 28, 2014
Athletics and recreation

November 7, 2014
Diversity-focused activities

November 11, 2014
Chairs workshop

November 12, 2014
ACES

November TBD
Research Council and Directors

November TBD
Alumni and Employers

November/December TBD
External stakeholders

 

Topics include:

  1. How can we partner with others (alumni, industry, government and non-profits) to (1) promote and provide opportunities for our graduates, (2) leverage and better utilize our existing resources, and (3) identify markets for new programs and opportunities?
  2. How do we realign our existing resources to improve unit and institutional efficiency?
  3. How do resource choices affect diversity? Should we realign resources to enhance diversity?
  4. How do we wish to deploy resources for delivering
    • educational offerings in a research university?
    • Is there a balance between online and in person?
    • What is the appropriate composition of faculty?
    • How would the market respond to differential tuition?
    • How can we increase the efficiency of use of classroom space/seats?
    • Are there alternative choices about our curriculum and how we deliver it that would provide better return to students on their investments?
  5. How do we realign and develop resources for a growing research enterprise?
    • Bridge funding for faculty?
    • Internal seed grants to develop data for the larger research grants?
    • Core facilities?
    • Faculty startups?
    • How do we make decisions about sunsetting select activities to make resources available?


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