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Monday, February 16, 2015

CLA Cluster Hire Initiative

The College of Liberal Arts is home to faculty, staff, and students who are actively engaged in the scholarly analysis and creative exploration of diversity and its implications for understanding and addressing the grand challenges of the 21st century.

I am pleased to announce that, with the support and assistance of the Office of the Provost, the college will conduct a faculty cluster hire of four positions that will yield new faculty members who will contribute to field-shaping scholarly research and creative activity and undergraduate and graduate instruction on the issues and opportunities present in a diverse, vibrant society.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Compact Process and CLA

One of the annual rites of winter and spring on campus is “the compact process.” Because there may be some mystery about this process to those not involved directly in it, I wanted to provide you with a basic briefing on the topic. My discussion won’t be short, but I can say without hesitation that it could have been much longer. Maybe that isn’t particularly reassuring. Please hunker down and read on.

Key Features of the Compact Process


The compact process serves as a basic budget check-in for all the administrative and service units on campus (IT, library, student services, Central offices, facilities, and so on) as well as the academic units (colleges and schools). In addition, the process can serve as a means to reallocate resources across campus.