Message for August 3, 2012
Last week I mentioned I would provide an update on the Tuesday, July 24 Leadership Retreat afternoon session. That session included participatory discussion of academic priorities for the development campaign and a presentation on technologically enhanced education.
Deans Frances Bronet and Scott Coltrane presented academic priorities for the development campaign. The goal of this session was to delineate our shared priorities for the broad, collective initiatives to undergird the campaign. Breakout groups were asked to pick three themes that best represent the UO collectively and individually, from the following list:
- Scientific Frontiers
- Sustainability / Environment / Place
- Global / International
- Creativity / Culture / Arts
- Innovation + Entrepreneurship
- Civic + Social Engagement
Several groups of participants suggested the categories should be presented as a matrix, with such themes as Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Global cutting across all curricula.
Next step: We will continue to develop ideas for final approval by President Gottfredson.
Next week I will discuss the final presentation on online education.
In case you missed it, earlier in the week I announced that Interim President Berdahl authorized a cost-of-living salary adjustment (“COLA”) for most Officers of Administration (“OAs”), effective July 1, 2012. Affected employees will see the impact of the adjustment in their late August paychecks. For details, see http://hr.uoregon.edu/oa/oa-announcement-7-30-2012.