Concept 30 Outcomes

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  • A&S Next 2.0

    Initiative: A&S Next 2.0

    Description: Create career program for liberal arts students not necessarily on a pre-professional track.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Existed as a career service program First year as a pitch competition Second year as a pitch competition
  • A&S Shared Governance Structure

    Initiative: A&S Shared Governance Structure

    Description: Create a foundation and structures for faculty governance and input.

    Goal: Community, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Work of task force begins Bylaws and committee structure vetted through dean and provost Year one of faculty shared governance committee structure
  • Arc of Justice

    Initiative: Arc of Justice

    Description: Initiative created to meet A&S goal of conscience (President’s Mellon Grant).

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Initiative to meet A&S goal of conscience (President’s Mellon Grant) Art of racial justice (15 faculty members across all five schools) Revived as Arc of Justice sponsoring one project out of the Dean’s start-up (study of mass incarceration) Call for proposals yielded no applicants
  • Asia Connect

    Initiative: Asia Connect

    Description: Created after Humanities Connect, other "connect" programs were formed to strengthen particular social and curricular ties.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Group organizer named and group begins to meet/guest speakers invited
  • Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusivity, and Thriving

    Initiative: Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusivity, and Thriving

    Description: Hired to address the absence of dedicated attention to TIDE efforts in A&S.

    Goal: Community, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Administrative planning for goals of community and conscience Assistant Dean trains T&P, search committees, and several other groups on implicit bias; crafts guidelines for peer evaluation of teaching
  • Career Profiles for Departments

    Initiative: Career Profiles for Departments

    Description: Addresses gaps in faculty handbook compliance and strengthens transparency for all faculty on the tenure-track.

    Goal: Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Taskforce on promotion submits report to Dean All departments now have career profiles, with the understanding that they are to be living documents that are updated periodically
  • Convocation 2.0

    Initiative: Convocation 2.0

    Description: Builds a sense of community among A&S students. A&S has no "initiation," whereas students are admitted to Business and Jepson. 

    Goal: Community, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Student speaker nominated by peers for the first time and t-shirts distributed at convocation to newly declared students T-shirt distribution continues for newly declared majors and program revamped for considerations of diversity and inclusion
  • Critical Race Connect

    Initiative: Critical Race Connect

    Description: Created after Humanities Connect, other "connect" programs formed to strengthen particular social and curricular ties.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Group organizer named and group begins to meet. Guest speakers invited
  • FRC grants funding for collaborative projects

    Initiative: FRC grants funding for collaborative projects

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    First funds were distributed Second cohort begins
  • Heightened intentionality around academic program review

    Initiative: Heightened intentionality around academic program review

    Goal: Conscience, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Theatre & Dance introduces diversity requirement for majors Provost institutes mandatory external review of all units
  • Humanities Connect

    Initiative: Humanities Connect

    Description: Intentional community addresses cohort, belonging, and collaboration among faculty outside of the natural and applied sciences.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    First cohort Group evolves to intentional community of students and faculty with 1:1 ratio
  • Humanities Fellowship 2.0

    Initiative: Humanities Fellowship 2.0

    Description: Offers students a cohort-based experience parallel to Integrative Inclusive Science.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Existed within A&S for students interested in humanities Year 1 — recruits cohort of eight students in program focused on arts, humanities, and career readiness Year 2 — number of students increased to 10
  • Race and Racism

    Initiative: Race and Racism

    Description: Studies UR’s racial history.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Dean calls for comprehensive assessment of the project Project leader submits assessment report to Dean Provost office takes over the initiative
  • Sabbatical Fellowship Pilot

    Initiative: Sabbatical Fellowship Pilot

    Description: Addresses gaps in salary for cohort of faculty earning a year sabbatical, based on application criteria.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    First applications vetted by faculty and administrative committee First cohort Second cohort
  • Staff Engagement Plan

    Initiative: Staff Engagement Plan

    Description: Addresses the disenfranchisement of many support staff and gaps in communication with staff without faculty status.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Dean and staff leadership craft a staff engagement plan Bi-annual staff meetings begin along with leadership meetings with the Dean

  • Structured Mentoring Program for Faculty and Staff

    Initiative: Structured Mentoring Program for Faculty and Staff

    Description: Builds accountable framework for A&S mentoring program (primarily first year faculty).

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Dean and staff leadership craft a staff engagement plan Bi-annual staff meetings begin along with leadership meetings with the Dean

  • Themed Year for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Initiative: Themed Year for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Description: Builds A&S as a community of learners, build a structure for intellectual enagement
    between and among students, faculty, and staff.

    Goal: Community, Creativity, Conscience, Curriculum

    2017–2018 2018–2019 2019–2020 2020–2021
    Contested Spaces: Race, Nation, and Conflict Contested Spaces: This Ground Conceptualizing A&S at 30