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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. Brian Niehoff brings suggestions for agenda items forward from a group of department heads and deans, then the Provost approves the final agenda for each session.  You are encouraged to make suggestions about program topics to Brian Niehoff.

Contact Brian Niehoff (2-4797 or niehoff@ksu.edu) if you have a subject you would like to have discussed.

When and where:

All sessions will be from 8:00 - 9:15 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 2019-2020

September 3, 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • University Leadership Retreat

K-State Student Union Ballroom

October 1

  • All in For K-State update (Eric Holderness, KSU Foundation)
  • Beach Museum Faculty projects (David Procter, Beach Museum Board)
  • Strategic Investment Fund Proposal Process (Debbie Mercer, chair of the Revenue Center Working Group on the Budget Planning Team)

Alumni Center Ballroom, A & D

November 5

  • Daily Admissions Funnel Report (Bin Ning, Institutional Research)
  • CMS Redesign and Template Rollout (Ashley Martin, Division of Communications and Marketing)

Alumni Center Ballroom, A & D

December 3

  • Aviation Vision for K-State Polytechnic (Alysia Starkey, Dean and CEO, K-State Polytechnic)
  • JED Foundation Partnership (Thomas Lane, Student Life)

Alumni Center Ballroom, A & D

January -- No Roundtable

February 4

  • From Bridge Year to FY21 Implementation: Revenue Centers (Chuck Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President; Ethan Erickson, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Budget Planning; and Debbie Mercer, Dean, College of Education)

Alumni Center Ballroom, A & D

March 3

Alumni Center Ballroom, A & D

April 7

  • Experiences with Moving Teaching and Learning Online (Chuck Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President)

Via Zoom

May 5

  • Update from President Richard Myers
  • Update from Executive Reawakening Group (Elliot Young, Assistant Vice President of Risk and Compliance; Peter Dorhout, Vice President for Research; Thomas Lane, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students; Jay Stephens, Vice President of Human Capital Services)
  • Budget Brief (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President)
  • International Graduate Student Employees (Carol Shanklin, Dean of the Graduate School; Maureen Redeker, Interim University General Counsel)

Via Zoom 

June 2

  • Budget Update (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President)
  • Enrollment and Orientation Update (Karen Goos, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management)
  • Update on Progress for Fall Semester (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President)

Via Zoom 

July 7 - Tentative Agenda

  • Plans for Promoting and Guiding Student Health and Safety (Thomas Lane, Vice President of Student Life; Jim Parker, Director, Lafene Student Health Center; Derek Jackson, Associate Vice President, Housing & Dining)
  • Course Planning and Scheduling Issues for Fall Semester (Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President; Kelley Brundage, University Registrar; Additional Presenters)

Via Zoom