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K-State Today

April 9, 2013



Take a survey regarding a University/Faculty Club

By Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate’s Committee on University Planning is exploring the potential of a University/Faculty Club to serve the K-State community as an amenity and intellectual commons.

Such a club will provide an environment for the kind of dynamic social exchange that fosters discourse, friendships, teamwork and collegiality. A University Club can unfold from chance meetings around food and drink, to scheduled presentations or seminars for small advanced audiences. Making it an amenity for ourselves to assist in recruitment and retention. A preliminary investigation shows our peer institutions are split evenly on whether or not their institutions entertain a faculty club or reasonable facsimile.

We bring you a survey to ascertain: 1) Is a University Club — in whatever form it might take — a viable and desirable amenity for our community? 2) If we have such a club or institution what form shall it take?

There will be a survey instrument online at: https://surveys.ksu.edu/TS?offeringId=207717 for the next three weeks. Please take a few minutes to give us your pro and con opinions on whether or not K-State should pursue a Faculty Club and its form.

Bob Condia, AIA
Chair, FSCOUP