What is on our minds as we read the TransformUS taskforce reports?
Members of senior admin are dedicated to the good of the whole university. That’s what always is and must be forefront in our thinking.
We are dedicated to change and improvement. We believe in a university that is continually changing, in intentional ways, and striving to become better in all that the university does. We know this sometimes means stopping doing some things.
So because of those personal and professional commitments, we are very interested in the taskforce recommendations. We are looking to consider them seriously, and our bias is towards action.
Right now, though, our job is to listen. We have made no decisions and our thinking is open. By February we will be starting work on an action plan, and by that time we will want a sense of solid ideas for ways that the university can reduce or redirect resources among programs and services while advancing its vision and goals.
The taskforce reports represent the better part of a year’s intense work by dozens of our finest faculty and staff. We deeply respect that and are thankful for the way they have got the discussion started.
Brett and Greg