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First Tuesday Roundtables

Purpose and organization:

The First Tuesday Roundtables are a monthly forum in which academic department heads come together to discuss matters of common interest and concern. The format is meant to be casual. These sessions are for us to share ideas and experiences with our colleagues. They are not seminars or lectures.

Who is in charge of setting the agenda:

Provost Taber is the host for the program and approves the final agenda for each session. You are encouraged to make suggestions about program topics to Tanya González, Acting Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, at tgonzale@ksu.edu.

When and where:

All sessions will be from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (except as noted) in the rooms listed below.

An emailed announcement will be sent out a week prior to the event as a reminder.

Schedule for Academic Year 2021-2022

September 7, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • University Leadership Retreat - "Reconnecting, Reenergizing, and Rebuilding Community"

K-State Alumni Center

(Reception Following Retreat, Union Station by JP's)

October 5

  • Voluntary Separation Incentive Program Q&A (David Brown and Jason Talbert, Human Capital Services)
  • DEIB Program Updates for October 
  • Enrollment Updates (Karen Goos, Vice President for Enrollment Management)

K-State Alumni Center

November 2

  • Vaccine Mandate (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President; Jay Stephens, Vice President for Human Capital Services)
  • Higher Learning Commission Report Update (Bin Ning, Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment)
  • Teaching for Student Success (Jeannie Brown Leonard, Vice Provost for Student Success)

K-State Alumni Center

December 7

  • Vaccine Mandate Implementation
  • Retirement and Hiring
  • Masks and other COVID precautions
  • Staff, faculty, and student morale
  • Student success
  • Other issues as needed

K-State Alumni Center

January -- No Roundtable

February 1

  • COVID-19 Update (Kyle Goerl, Medical Director, Lafene Health Center)
  • COVID-19 Panel Q&A (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President; Jay Stephens, Vice President, Human Capital Services; Elliot Young, Assistant Vice President, University Risk & Compliance Officer; Kyle Goerl, Medical Director, Lafene Health Center; Shari Crittendon, General Counsel)
  • Early Alerts Reminder (Jeannie Brown Leonard, Vice Provost for Student Success)
  • Student Ombudsperson Presentation (Kimathi Choma, Student Ombudsperson and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention, College of Arts & Sciences)
  • Recognition of President Myers (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President)

Via Zoom

March 1

  • Introduction of President Linton (Debbie Mercer, Dean, College of Education)
  • HLC Update (Bin Ning, Associate Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment)
  • Graduate School Update (Claudia Petrescu, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School)
  • All-In for K-State Announcement (Eric Holderness, Associate Vice President of Development, KSU Foundation)

K-State Alumni Center

April 5

  • Economic Prosperity Plan (David Rosowsky, Vice President for Research)
  • Microcredentials (Karen Pedersen, Dean, K-State Global Campus)
  • Post-Graduation Report (Kerri Keller, Executive Director, Career Center)
  • HLC Schedule (Bin Ning, Associate Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment)
  • Announcements

K-State Alumni Center

May 3

  • Budget Update (Ethan Erickson, Chief Financial Officer and Interim Vice President and Chief Operating Officer)
  • Engagement at K-State: A Workshop (Gregg Hadley, Director for Extension; Tim Steffensmeier, Interim Director of the Office of Engagement)
  • Announcements and Good News
    • HLC (Bin Ning, Associate Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment)
    • International Programs (Grant Chapman, Associate Provost for International Programs)
    • Others

K-State Alumni Center