What’s up for the new year?
Chancellor Harden concluded his roughly 45-minute Convocation address with a look forward to initiatives likely to be front and center for UW-Green Bay during the 2010-11 academic year. The Chancellor mentioned the University’s need to finalize Strategic Planning Themes so units can create their own action plans reflecting those priorities. He said it is probable the institution will pursue creation of its own UW-Green Bay Foundation, with significant operational benefits related to flexibility, fundraising and outside grants. He said sustainability — broadly defined — and the advisability of fully re-committing to the institution’s ‘Eco U’ heritage will be key topics. He noted what he described as the chronic underfunding of graduate programs, growing demand, and the desirability of exploring alternative funding and delivery models. We’ll have a more complete summary of the Chancellor’s address in an upcoming issue.