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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Roadmap Goal Teams

In my Road Ahead address on October 22, I shared my vision for CLA to become a destination college, and outlined five goals for the College that will enable us to achieve this vision. On October 28, we released the CLA Roadmap, which serves as the canvas upon which we begin to detail how we reach these goals.

Each goal has a Roadmap Goal Team composed primarily of faculty, staff, and students, who will deliberate and share their thoughts and guidance around the goal, and begin to shape our path toward it through a series of specific recommendations. We aimed to build teams that were representative of our major intellectual traditions, without becoming unwieldy in size, so that we gain in our deliberations from a variety of insights and perspectives. At the same time, the Goal Teams were built with a sense that this is a collegiate process, and not a process to lobby or advocate or represent any particular narrow interest.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reorganizing CLA

Many thanks to you all for the interest you’ve shown in the CLA Roadmap and the five goals that will motivate our action over the coming years. As I mentioned in The Road Ahead address and have discussed with many of you, I am proposing a reorganization of CLA along three intellectual groupings representing the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Each corridor would have an academic associate dean from within that intellectual tradition who would have the responsibility and authority—in consultation with me—to work with departments on their hiring, planning, and other issues, and to advance the five goals identified in the Roadmap.