Faculty, Staff Input Sought on VOL Vision

 

A series of meetings have been set for UT Knoxville faculty, staff and students to provide input on VOL Vision, the campus’ strategic plan, which is now under development.

To keep the groups to a manageable size, colleges and specific employee groups will have their own meetings. However, two open sessions for faculty and staff have been planned, as well as one open forum for students.

A first draft of the VOL Vision document has been produced, and these meetings provide an opportunity for the campus community to share suggestions that will help campus decision-makers refine the plan.

To access a copy of the VOL Vision draft, an up-to-date list of discussion group times and places, and a list of questions that will guide the group discussions, visit http://www.utk.edu/strategic-planning/.

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Susan Martin said VOL Vision is needed to help us “understand as a campus who we are, where we are going, and how we will get there.

“As we plan for the future, we need a clear sense of shared priorities for the campus for two important reasons,” she said. “First, we know that the future will require us to make choices, and those choices must be guided by our common understanding of campus priorities. Second, these priorities will provide a united and clear focus for our communications to external constituencies. We must have a strong and consistent message in order to advocate for our best interests.”

The open sessions for faculty and staff will be held on April 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and on April 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., both in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.

The open forum for students will be held on April 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.

For college and specific group meeting times, visit http://www.utk.edu/strategic-planning/discussion-groups/.

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