Campus Encourages Submission of Questions for Next 150 Forward Town Hall – Encouraging Student Success



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The U of A’s 150 Forward strategic planning process continues this week with the town hall discussion on fostering student success. Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30am – 12:00pm in the EJ Ball Courtroom at the School of Law.

It is the second of three campus-wide townhall discussions that will focus on advancing the university’s three strategic priority areas: student success, research excellence and the university’s status as an employer of choice. Other strategic planning activities take place in parallel, aimed at examining the state of the university and helping to set goals and objectives.

Chancellor Charles Robinson, along with other university leaders and subject matter experts, will attend each of the 150 Forward City Hall meetings. Margaret Sova McCabe, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, will moderate all three sessions.

All town halls are held in the School of Law’s EJ Ball Courtroom and are also accessible via the U of A’s YouTube channel. Topic suggestions and/or questions can be submitted prior to and/or during each of the three sessions via email to [email protected]

Advancing Student Success – Wednesday, February 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Personal: School of Law – EJ Ball Courtroom
Online: U of A YouTube channel

The Advancing Student Success Town Hall is for faculty, staff and students with a desire to increase student support and successful outcomes in orientation, retention, graduation, career development and more.

The university is working with EAB, a higher education research group, to facilitate several activities that support the 150 Forward strategic planning process, including a goal setting workshop for campus leaders and the provision of a “toolkit” of resources for benchmarking and best practices. In the coming months, the university will initiate the town hall series, several workshops and other activities related to the development of the university’s strategic plan.

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Additional planned activities during the semester through April include a goal setting session and strategy development by the colleges, schools and units seeking direction to align their plans with the overall goals.

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