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Strategic planning town hall

Working group to explore new American Research University


5:34 p.m., Oct. 7, 2014--For the past century, the American Research University has been an engine for the production and dissemination of new knowledge, creative expression and economic activity. 

Today, the pace of technological change, new demographic and funding trends, and a climate of skepticism about the value of a college degree all pose important challenges. 

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How will UD respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by these and other factors? 

The strategic planning working group exploring “Models for the New American Research University” will host the first of several town hall meetings to discuss these issues on Monday, Oct. 13, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., in 104 Gore Hall. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

This working group, led by Kristi Kiick, deputy dean of engineering, and Matt Kinservik, vice provost for faculty affairs, is divided into four subgroups, each looking to define how UD can become a model of the New American Research University. The subgroups are focused on these areas: Academic Organization, Curriculum and Delivery, Infrastructure and Resource Analysis. 

To learn more about the University’s strategic planning initiative and how you can get involved, visit the Delaware Will Shine website.

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