New University Plan to Engage, Involve Entire Case Western Reserve Campus
To the Members of the University Community:
We're less than a week away from the next opportunity for all members of the university community to participate in the process of developing a strategic plan for the institution. Early next week we'll post a Web-based survey that will ask for your thoughts about opportunities and issues you consider important to the future of Case Western Reserve University.
Over the coming months, there also will be forums and focus group sessions at the university level as well as within each of the schools.
Many of you have heard President Snyder or me talk about working together with the university community to shape a strategic plan for the entire institution and its academic units. This plan will focus primarily on academic strategy at both the university and school levels but will include institutional goals and objectives as well.
Our goal is to complete the plan by May 2008. Planning activities are under way in the academic units, and the University Plan Steering Committee has been meeting regularly to advance the process at the institutional level. You can learn much more about the planning process online. That site will include a link to the online survey when it is posted next week and will continue to be updated as the planning process proceeds.
As we move through this strategic planning process, my colleagues and I make two commitments to you. First, it will be transparent, with regular progress reports to the campus. Second, it will be participatory, with opportunities for all university constituencies to be heard and to influence the outcome.
The final university plan needs to bring together the best thinking of all members of our community to advance the institution in the years ahead. President Snyder and I will do everything we can to make it possible for you to be engaged in our future, but we need you to participate to ensure the best possible outcome.
Jerold S. Goldberg
Read the reports and other planning documents.
Neils Receives Fellowship to Study British Art
Jenifer Neils, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, is spending a monthlong residential fellowship at the Mellon Center for British Art at Yale University. She is examining the work of British architect and designer James "Athenian" Stuart (1713-1788). The prestigious Yale fellowship caps a number of recent honors for Neils. She has been made an honorary member of the American Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures and was elected vice president for publications of the Archaeological Institute of America. During her fellowship, Neils will use the archives and special collections at the Yale Center for British Art to examine Stuart's and his colleague Nicholas Revett's first drawings of the classical monuments in Athens that led to the classical revival in Britain. Read more.
The campus is invited to a performance of Case IMPROVment, a student-led improvisational comedy group. The troupe will perform from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, November 16 in Strosacker Auditorium as part of the university's Community Hour. The University Community Hour is scheduled each Friday during the fall and spring semesters to bring faculty and students together for university-wide events.
A memorial service for Helen H. Evans will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, November 17 at Amasa Stone Chapel. Prelude music will begin at 3:15 p.m. Evans, who died in September, was professor emerita of radiation oncology and a member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty for 51 years.
For Faculty & Staff
Save the Date: Annual Adelbert Hall Holiday Party will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, December 14. All university faculty and staff (all employees) are welcome to stop by to partake of beverages, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a specialty holiday drink. Musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music will perform during that time.
The Academic Careers in Science and Engineering (ACES) program is pleased to announce the availability of additional funding extended to all university departments to be used for opportunities currently funded by the National Science Foundation program which have heretofore been restricted to science and engineering departments. Refer to the ACES Web site for additional information or call Tracy Paige, 368-6204 or Deputy Provost Lynn Singer, 368-4389.
Writing Resource Center will have its final Writing Workshop of the semester from 12:30-1:45 p.m., Friday, November 16 in Nord Hall, Room 410. Professor Kurt Koenigsberger of the English Department will discuss SAGES portfolio requirements and offer advice for planning. Please direct all questions to the Writing Center.
The Peer Helper Network will have a training day from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, November 17 in Thwing Center, Spartan Room for any student who wishes to be certified as a peer educator. The cost is $15 for a T-Shirt, lunch, booklet and certification. Register by e-mail to Svetlana Tkachenko.
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences International Travel/Study spring semester courses for graduate and undergraduate students has trips to El Salvador, India, the Netherlands, Kenya and other locations. Attend an information session about the program at 12:45 p.m., Friday, November 16 in the Mandel School, Room 224 to learn about the program including costs, departure dates and other details. Visit the Web site for complete details and other information session dates or send e-mail to Deborah Jacobson.
"Leadership" and "Access to Treatment" are the themes of the 2007 World AIDS Day organized by the Student Global AIDS Campaign. The Case chapter and other campus organizations will welcome public health specialist Paul Zeitz, executive director and cofounder of the Global AIDS Alliance, who will speak at 8 tonight in Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Free. A reception is at 7:15 p.m. Read more.
The next Friday Public Affairs Discussion will feature a discussion on ethics in journalism with Ted Gup, Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Chris Sherridan, former associate editor, editorial writer and columnist for the Plain Dealer and special assistant to President Barbara Snyder. Event will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., November 16 in the Inamori Center in Crawford Hall, Room 9.
Urban Elementz Hip Hop Dance Team presents "A Night at the Apollo: A Talent Show," from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, November 16 at The Spot. Admission is $3 with Case ID; $5 for non-Case ID holders. The stage will become the dance floor following the show with hip hop dance lessons by Urban Elementz! Send e-mail to Christa Maria Smith for details.