Category: General

Diversity and Inclusion in the Academic Strategic Planning

4/21/2014

We cannot reach excellence in our three missions without diversity of thought, ethnicity, perspective, and gender. Promoting diversity will have a lasting and positive effect on our School. Read/Download/Print a…

Viva el VIVO & Other Great Ideas

4/21/2014

Much of the planning process includes sharing ideas and innovative ways to solve the challenges set before us. The Health Sciences Library proposed a novel idea of using an online…

Emerging Themes & Forward Momentum

4/14/2014

Thank you to all who came out to the recent Town Hall meeting. If you were unable to attend, we discussed some of the emerging themes that the Steering Committee…

Where are “U”?

4/7/2014

We are engaged in a strategic planning process that is as much about change as it is strategy. A diagram that I particularly like depicts change along a "U"-shaped curve…

Retreat – March 7, 2014

3/14/2014

Press play and turn your volume up! Enjoy a vimeo film with short video clips and photos from the Retreat at the Omni Hotel. Song featured: "The Times They Are…

Rankings: U.S. News & Strategic Planning

3/14/2014

Today, U.S. News and World Report published its rankings for medical schools across the country. The University of Virginia School of Medicine remains highly rated again this year, ranking 26…

Springing into Action

3/9/2014

As winter (hopefully) subsides, our Academic Strategic Planning is springing into action. Our Mission groups are starting to meet and our Tactical group discussions are underway. As departments and centers…

We Need Your SWOT

3/8/2014

A week and a half ago at the Academic Strategic Planning Retreat, we discussed how developing a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis is used as a tool to jumpstart…

Plenary – March 6, 2014

3/6/2014

Dean Nancy Dunlap's welcome (and reveal of the word cloud: Hoo We Are): President Sullivan prepared  remarks for the opening of our Academic Strategic Planning Plenary Launch: John…

Word Cloud Results

3/6/2014

Thanks to everyone who participated in the word cloud survey! We had 321 people respond collecting over 1,600 words.  The bigger the word the more that word was supplied.  Click…