When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
Students, Faculty and Staff Invited to Participate in Campus Framework Forum Tuesday, Feb. 28
The Syracuse University community is invited and encouraged to participate in a Campus Framework forum Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3.
During the forum, Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele G. Wheatly, Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala and Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and provost for faculty engagement, will provide an overview of information gathered last fall and solicit additional feedback on next steps. Members of the Campus Framework Advisory Group and staff in the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) will also be on hand to answer questions.
The session follows a significant effort to capture feedback and suggestions from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. This feedback process has included more than a dozen Campus Framework forums, as well as one-on-one meetings with the deans of the schools and colleges and with leaders in the many academic and support units on campus. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members have provided input, which has helped inform the ongoing work of crafting the draft Campus Framework.
In addition to engaging in conversation with and answering questions from participants, members of the administration, CPDC and the advisory group will also:
- provide an overview of the physical space priorities as identified by the academic deans in the schools and colleges;
- summarize the results of the two space audits, including the accessibility audit, that were conducted in the fall;
- discuss how the Campus Framework works in tandem with the academic strategic planning process; and
- review the goals of the new Campus Facilities Advisory Board, which is composed of students, faculty and staff, and charged with assessing all academic and non-academic investments within the Campus Framework.
Following the forum on Feb. 28, Chancellor Kent Syverud, Provost Wheatly, the Board of Trustees and the Campus Framework Advisory Group will continue to revise the draft Campus Framework. An updated Campus Framework document will be shared with the campus community later this spring.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided at the forum. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.
Light refreshments will be served.
More information about the Campus Framework can be found at campusframework.syr.edu. Visitors can provide feedback and have questions answered in real-time.