At the June 19, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting Provost Tracy provided an update, similar to the information provided in the series of forums held across campus in May, on our progress over the past several months.
There is still more work to do. A successful plan requires concrete implementation steps and definable, measurable methods for assessing progress. During the summer and early in the fall semester, the leadership team will continue its work in developing implementation steps and metrics. The Trustees have decided to make the Strategic Plan the focus of their October 2015 Retreat, at which time they will discuss our vision and action plans in depth.
We will continue to keep the campus informed and offer additional opportunities for input. Your engagement has already been, and will continue to be, critical to the successful completion of the plan.
Feedback and input from the campus will continue to be critical as the leadership team completes its important work
Three town halls— opportunities for us to engage with the community and receive your feedback— took place in May:
- Wednesday, May 6: Lexmark Public Room
- Thursday, May 7: W.T. Young Library
- Wednesday, May 13: Bio-Pharm Complex
These events were also live streamed on UKNow. Individuals watching via live stream had the opportunity to email and tweet questions and comments.
President Capilouto and Provost Tracy met with the co-chairs of the strategic plan committees in early March to outline the next steps forward. Efforts over the next several weeks will focus on refining the important work done in five areas:
- Undergraduate student success
- Diversity and inclusivity
- Community engagement and impact
- Graduate education (we will address professional education initiatives separately once this process is completed)
The leadership team will build upon the outstanding work that has taken place on our campus throughout the past year. Students, faculty and staff across our campus, working on several committees, devoted countless hours to the UK Strategic Pan.