Faculty and Staff Invited to Innovation and Opportunities Assessment Forum
Story update: The presentation slides and video from this forum can be found here.
Dear Faculty and Staff:
As announced in early October, the University is conducting a full assessment of SU’s academic and administrative operations. This “Innovation and Opportunities Assessment” will focus on how the University can most efficiently and effectively deliver services across both the academic and nonacademic areas. It will also identify opportunities for innovations that further advance our mission, build on our existing strengths, and enhance our overall quality and impact.
The Innovation and Opportunities Assessment, which is being done in partnership with global management firm Bain & Company, followed a recommendation made this past spring by the University Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Affairs that the University engage an outside consultancy to evaluate the RCM Budget Model and administrative structures across all parts of the University. At about the same time, Chancellor Cantor and Provost Spina initiated a series of conversations with the schools and colleges on the challenges facing the academic enterprise and how the University might respond. The assessment currently underway combines these two projects.
For maximum effectiveness, this assessment requires input from across all University constituencies. Toward that end, we invite you to attend a forum Thursday, November 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel to learn more about the project, including scope, timeline, process, and next steps. Your input is a very important part of this undertaking and will help to ensure that a full and accurate picture emerges from the assessment.
The Steering Committee Membership
Kal Alston, Senior Vice President for Human Capital Development
Lorraine Branham, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Gail Bulman, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Shiu-Kai Chin, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
Jamie Cyr, Director, Auxiliary Services
Craig Dudczak, Associate Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies, and Chair, Senate Budget Committee
Gwenn Judge, Director of Budget and Planning
Kristen Jones-Kolod, Executive Director of Budget and Operations, Division of Student Affairs
Sandra Lane, Professor of Public Health and Anthropology, and Chair, Senate Academic Affairs Committee
Mary Lovely, Professor of Economics and former Chair of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Enrollment
Louis Marcoccia, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chris Sedore, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Eric F. Spina, Interim Chancellor; Vice Chancellor and Provost
Laura J. Steinberg, Dean, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science