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Our Voices: Help Shape the Strategic Plan for Kent State Division of Academic Affairs

Posted Nov. 12, 2012
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Feedback from Kent State faculty, staff and students will
shape the Division of Academic Affairs' new three- to
five-year strategic plan.

Kent State University’s Division of Academic Affairs is shaping a new three- to five-year strategic plan with the help of Kent State faculty, staff, students and administrators. Feedback from in-person round-table discussions plus an online discussion board will be used to guide the plan.

Seven round-table discussions will be held on the Kent Campus, and one discussion will be held on each Regional Campus.

“At the round tables, faculty, students, staff and administrators will have the opportunity to do one of several things,” says Stanley Wearden, Ph.D., dean of the College of Communication and Information and project co-chair:

  • They can offer oral comments, which will be recorded anonymously by the committee members.
  • They can use the laptops available at each event to type in their comments, also anonymously.
  • They can learn how to use the Kent State University “Our Voices” discussion board on the Civic Commons website and record their comments there.

“The more feedback we receive from faculty, students, staff and administrators, the better job the committee will be able to do in drafting the strategic plan,” says Wearden. “When I mention faculty, the committee is hoping for feedback from all faculty – tenured, tenure-track, full-time nontenure-track and adjunct faculty,” says Wearden. 

The round-table discussions are as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012: White Hall — Kent State University, Kent Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012: Kent State University at Geauga, at the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg,
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012: University Libraries, 1st Floor, Kent Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012: Kent State University at Salem, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012: University Libraries, 1st Floor, Kent Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012: Kent Student Center, 2nd Floor, Kent Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012: Kent State University at Stark, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012: Kent Student Center, 2nd Floor, Kent Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012: Kent State University at Ashtabula, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012: Moulton Hall Lobby, Kent Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012: Kent Performing Arts Library in the Music and Speech Center, Kent Campus,
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012: Kent State University at Tuscarawas, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012: Kent State University at Trumbull, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“Please stop by for five minutes – or however long you want – and share your thoughts,” says Carey McDougall, associate professor of art and project co-chair.

For more information and to share your opinions, visit www.theciviccommons.com/kentstate.

Click here to watch a video featuring Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, talking about why your input is necessary to create the academic affairs' strategic plan.