Dr. Schwab Serving as Committee Chair for University’s New Academic Plan

SchwabThe University of Connecticut has launched a comprehensive process to develop a new Academic Plan to achieve its aspiration to become a top flagship university recognized for excellence in breakthrough research, innovative education, and engaged collaborations with state, community, and industry partners.

The plan, dubbed “Our Time: UConn’s Path to Excellence,” will identify specific goals and strategic initiatives as a basis for making informed decisions on hiring faculty and staff, organizing academics, investing in facilities, allocating space, and other actions.

The University Academic Vision Committee has begun the preliminary work of gathering information and researching plans adopted by other flagship institutions. Professor Richard Schwab, dean emeritus of the Neag School of Education and the Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership, serves as the committee’s chairman. The group is comprised of highly respected faculty members who will provide diverse, relevant, and institutional perspectives in growing the academic and research excellence at the University,

The process includes public forums and other opportunities for input over the coming months. The new plan is expected to be ready for review by President Susan Herbst and the Board of Trustees in December, for implementation beginning in January 2014.

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