Greetings all, and welcome back to another exciting semester.
I'm excited to announce the formation of a new advisory committee on campus.
The committee will be charged with naming itself, but the focus will be on making recommendations to the administration as we seek to harmonize, integrate, encourage, and enhance external research and engagement activities. Areas of deliberation for this group include:
- Developing a strategic plan to encourage greater external engagement between faculty/staff, stakeholders and communities.
- Providing recommendations for greater integration of existing and future research, scholarly, and creative activity and discovery and associated opportunities.
- Recommendations for building integrated interdisciplinary proposal teams.
- Fostering a greater level of integration between Polytechnic campus disciplines and academic programs on other campuses and at other institutions.
Please join me in offering special thanks to those who volunteered for this committee. This committee will have a budget of $5,000 to spend as they see fit in pursuit of these objectives. Please support this team as they get started on this task.
—Kurt Barnhart, associate dean for research and engagement