Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,
Today I named Norwood Teague as the new athletic director for Gopher Athletics. I am thrilled to welcome Norwood to the University of Minnesota and to my senior leadership team.
Norwood is the real deal—a visionary leader who is fully committed to student athletes and their education; someone who has forged great athletic wins in a challenging environment; a relationship builder and experienced fundraiser; and a great manager.
I want to amplify my idea for a full term during the summer months, or the "three-period plan." I know there has been a lot of conversation about this, and maybe some misinformation.
There are several goals in doing this. First, I think it will help with student success by having more flexibility in class offerings. (And no, I don't think we'll require summer attendance across the board!) If a robust summer schedule is available, students would be able to use other times of the year for internships or other out-of-class experiences. On the other hand, if a student wants to move through our program more quickly, there would be opportunities to do that, too.
As spring has sprung, a lot has happened on and off campus that I want to address.
I want to amplify my idea for a full term during the summer months. Hockey fans can call this the "three-period plan," and I think it moves towards the goal of facilitating student success.
As spring has sprung, a lot has happened that I want to address.
I want to amplify my idea for a full term during the summer months.
While this is a Twin Cities campus initiative, I know there is great interest about this idea on all of our campuses. Hockey fans can call this the "three-period plan," and I think it moves towards the goal of facilitating student success.
Dear Graduate Assistant,
In the wake of the recent unionization vote, I want to acknowledge you for a robust and civil debate, and a fair and transparent exercise in democracy.
As a former graduate student myself—right here on the Twin Cities campus—I also want to reiterate my deep interest in understanding and addressing the concerns some of you have about your roles and your work conditions.
Now that this process has ended, I am able to work with your deans, other senior leaders, and our Office of Human Resources to determine how best to address your concerns.
I value your important contributions to the University, and I am committed to moving our relationship forward in a positive and collaborative way.
I want to talk with you today about balances.
Not only the balances on the books, or in our labs, but also about the balances we strike for this University as we move forward in a challenging time.
About public support balancing the tuition support provided by students and families. About training for a job balancing being educated for a life of learning. About balancing our research mission and our educational goals. About balancing our rich heritage and tradition with a need to respond in new ways to global challenges. About balancing the future we desire with the needs of paying for it now. About balancing our commitment to Minnesota with our responsibility to the world.
Mister Chairman, Committee Members,
Good afternoon. I am Eric Kaler, the proud 16th president of the University of Minnesota.
I am accompanied here today by Linda Cohen, the chair of our Board of Regents, and her colleagues, Regents Rick Beeson and Maureen Ramirez.
I’d like to introduce to you the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University, Karen Hanson. Provost Hanson recently came to us from Indiana University. Like me, she is a graduate of the U.
I am thankful for this opportunity to share with you my vision for the University. I am passionate about public higher education and how it can transform the lives of students, and the economy and culture of this great state.
As you know, University of Minnesota Crookston Chancellor Charles H. Casey announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2012, after completing 7 years of exceptional service as chancellor. Consequently, we have launched a national search for a new chancellor of the Crookston campus.
Greetings. What a great crowd! What a great army of maroon and gold advocates here and across the state. Even without my goggles, this looks to me like a winning formula. And welcome to all of you watching at home or at work. Thanks for joining us.
For you to travel here on a February evening, or to sit in front of your computer screen to watch our webcast when you could be doing something more important like watching Law & Order reruns, or the Big Ten Network-well, that's extraordinary.
This fall the Academic Health Center Review Executive Steering Committee, chaired by Vice President and Dean Friedman and Vice President Mulcahy, completed a review of the AHC mission, structure and centers. This review was an instructive self-study and was consistent with the charge issued by President Bruininks.