Update from the Dean
Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
Welcome to the October edition of E-Insight. Fall semester is
in full swing now and we have a lot of news to report from the College
including exciting developments at the Foothills Research Campus, new
grants and awards, and other topical items. Here's an overview of a few
things going on at the Office of the Dean.
The Annual Faculty/Staff Meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23,
4:15-5:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn on Prospect Road. I'll provide
a State of the College address reviewing progress made on this year's
goals and set new goals for the coming year. Come join us, enjoy some
refreshments, and find out what the new year holds for the College.
On Oct. 24, we will present the College's 25-year master plan to
the Colorado State University Development Council for their review.
With this final step, we are prepared to move forward with the master
plan and begin our capital campaign. (See a related article on the
25-year plan in the July 2003 E-Insight at http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/Insight/2003/july2003/master_plan.htm).
This fall, I will be chairing the search committee for the Vice President
for Development and University Relations. We hope to fill this position
with a highly qualified individual who will be able to capitalize
on the University's strengths and enhance existing development programs,
while bringing innovative ideas to the forefront to help the University
in its development efforts. Our goal is to deliver a recommendation
to the President's Office prior to the semester break in December.
The University has begun work on a strategic plan for academic affairs,
looking at where the University wants to be 10 years from now. The
vision is that CSU will be a premier 21st century land-grant institution
recognized among the nation's finest universities for the quality
of its faculty, the impact of its research and outreach, and the intellectual
development of future leaders for a global community. Working groups
will identify key goals and issues. These groups include the Steering
Committee, which will report to the Provost and Council of the Deans,
and five subcommittees. The subcommittees include Undergraduate Education,
Graduate Education, Research, Outreach, and Workload/Funding models.
I will be chairing the subcommittee on Graduate Education. We plan
to deliver our reports to the Steering Committee by January 2004.
Have a great month and I hope to see most of you at the annual faculty/staff
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences