Further enhance the Academic Excellence Symposium

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

Further enhance the Academic Excellence Symposium

Changes are planned for April 2011 in order to maximize exposure for, and benefits from, the annual showcase of talented students and top research projects. It is expected the Provost’s Office will take a more direct role in scheduling, sponsoring and promoting the program. Student abstracts might be published in a booklet, on the web or otherwise more permanently highlighted and archived. Issues of event location and visibility and the under-representation of some fields among the student exhibitors will be addressed.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.