On Sept. 27, Chancellor Kent Syverud addressed University Senate at its first meeting of the Fall 2023 semester. His remarks were as follows: Thank you, Professor [Kira] Reed. It’s a pleasure to see so many of you in person. We’re…
Academic Strategic Plan: Next Steps and Update on Planning Efforts
Academic Strategic Planning: There’s Still Time to Share Your Perspective!
The Fall 2022 semester will conclude in less than three weeks. It has been a busy, active and engaging time on our campus, particularly with the robust academic strategic planning in which so many of you have participated.
As we wrap up our fall efforts, we are looking to the Spring 2023 semester energized and eager to present to our campus community a draft academic strategic plan for review, feedback and subsequent implementation. We recognize the next several weeks will be intense with final exams, projects and performances. Still, you will continue to receive sporadic updates from us about the planning process. Once our community returns from winter break, more frequent communication will continue and a new round of engagement opportunities will be announced. Please stay tuned for more on the next phase of our planning!
Part-Time Instructors: Join Us Tomorrow!
We are excited to host a virtual engagement session with our part-time instructors tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. ET. To join, please plan to tune in to Zoom.
We look forward to talking with you tomorrow.
Final Days to Participate in a Survey!
If you haven’t participated in a survey yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. The final two surveys will close on Friday, Dec. 2, so we hope you’ll take some time in the coming days to provide your input. Both the campuswide feedback form and the student-focused survey can be found by visiting the Academic Strategic Plan survey webpage. Please note, these surveys will be removed from the page Friday, Dec. 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET; submit your feedback as soon as possible!
Campus Engagement: The Latest Numbers
So many members of our community have come together in recent months to collaborate on our collective goal of reimagining and redefining academic excellence at Syracuse University. Students have told us what would elevate their experience, inside and outside the classroom. Faculty have identified opportunities, areas of distinction, research collaboration (both across and within disciplines) and supports needed for them to be successful professionally, academically and personally. And staff have brought to the table astute perspectives on how their contributions have and continue to advance the University’s aspirations.
Every constituency, every individual and every idea, perspective and observation has been valuable. Here’s a quick look, by the numbers, at how you’ve contributed to this work:
- 1,600-plus: Number of students, faculty and staff that have participated in a campus conversation, student engagement session, launch forum or school/college/unit planning meeting.
- 350-plus: Number of responses to campus surveys.
- 65: Total number of events held to date, including the launch forum, campus conversations, student engagement sessions, working group meetings and steering committee meetings.
Many thanks to everyone for being engaged and generous with your time, talents and ideas.
Are you interested in learning more about the academic strategic planning process? Do you have questions? Curious about our goals? Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and themes that have come up as part of the process.