Work on imperatives in CMU's updated Advancing Excellence strategic plan is underway, including a review of academic organizational structure in order to enhance the delivery of quality education.
"We all need to look with open minds for synergies among colleges, departments and support units — for ways to enhance the student experience and advance CMU's academic leadership," Provost Michael Gealt said.
"I encourage all of us to think creatively. To imagine and ignite the future," President George E. Ross said. "This is the time to ask questions and share ideas. President John F. Kennedy once said, 'Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.'
"Yes, the possibility of change makes us uneasy. Yet we must continue to evolve in order to serve students well and stay in front of changing demographics and societal needs," he said.
Ian R. Davison is serving a two-year appointment as senior vice provost of academic reorganization initiative. He will spearhead a highly collaborative process involving three committees and numerous opportunities this fall for faculty, staff and administrators to provide ideas and input.
Advancing Excellence: CMU's Strategic Plan, 2017-2022
Imperative I: Nurturing Student Success
Central Michigan University provides a transformative education to prepare students for successful careers and fulfilling lives. Successful students complete their programs of study in a reasonable amount of time and are well prepared for careers and/or postgraduate study. Alumni perceive their CMU education as a sound investment.
Examine the organizational structure of the academic and administrative divisions for ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness that will enhance student success.