Overview of Responses to Strategic Planning Survey Available Online
The University Plan Steering Committee has posted on the Provost's Office Web site a preliminary summary of responses to the Web-based survey conducted between November 20 and 30. There were nearly 2,600 responses to the survey from faculty, staff, alumni and students at all levels.
The Steering Committee is using this input and other information to prepare draft responses to the fundamental questions being addressed at this stage of the planning process. The committee expects to conduct an additional survey early in 2008 to obtain additional information on specific items.
Student-athlete Double Dips with Swimming, Nursing
Junior Janine Machala is ready for the Case Western Reserve University's swimming and diving team to improve at the University Athletic Association championships this season.
"The UAA is the fastest conference in Division III," said Machala, who competes in the breaststroke events. "We definitely have our work cut out for us every year against extremely tough competition."
Out of the pool, Machala puts in plenty of time at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, preparing for her post-college career.
"You gain a lot of experience with the Case Western Reserve nursing school. This semester, we are practicing pediatrics and obstetrics, which is a lot of fun," explained Machala. "There are a lot of fascinating things we get to see, including live births." Next school year, she'll take part in a preceptorship and will start working in the emergency room, as she hopes to become an ER nurse. Read more.
The university is encouraging all faculty, staff and students to sign up for the Case emergency notification system, called WARN. Users go to a Web page and enter a cell phone number for text messages and/or a telephone number for voice calls in the event of an emergency.
Proposals are being accepted through January 31 for Research ShowCASE 2008, being held April 16 and 17. The campus community is invited to join fellow faculty, staff and students in presenting their latest research and scholarship. This year's program includes more cash prizes, including 10 grand prizes of $1,250; prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winners in the graduate student poster contest. Refer to the Research ShowCASE Web site for details.
For Faculty & Staff
Human Resources and the Office of General Counsel have revised various Human Resources policies and procedures. A cross reference guide noting the changes -- effective January 1 -- and points of contact for questions is available online. Supervisory Briefing Sessions addressing the policy and procedural changes will be from 9-10:30 a.m., January 8 in 310 Nord Hall, and from 1:30-3 p.m., January 10 in 108 Clapp Hall.
This section will be updated occasionally during the winter break. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder will be the featured speaker at the City Club of Cleveland's Friday Forum beginning at noon on January 11.
Established to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, the City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion.
For ticket prices and additional details, go to the City Club of Cleveland's Web site.