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May 17, 2007
Upcoming Town Hall Meetings will provide employees the opportunity to learn more about President Milt Glick's ideas for the future of the University. Two additional meetings are scheduled:
Monday, May 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jot Travis Student Union Auditorium in Reno, Staff Employees Council will host a meeting for classified staff.
Wednesday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 8050 S Maryland Parkway, in Las Vegas. Faculty Senate and Staff Employees Council will host the Las Vegas meeting for academic and administrative faculty, as well as classified staff. (Interactive video conferencing will be available at many Cooperative Extension and Medical School locations. More information will be distributed to Cooperative Extension and Medical School staff by email.).
Classified staff employees are asked to inform their supervisors if they will attend the session, and supervisors are encouraged to approve their attendance if at all possible. Classified staff employees who attend a Town Hall Meeting should be paid as usual, and should not be asked to take administrative leave for the two-hour session.
"While not a required part of the job of staff, these particular meetings are an appropriate part of their work," said Glick.
These sessions follow the first Town Hall Meeting, hosted by Faculty Senate on the University's main campus in Reno on May 4. At this session Glick discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead, and reviewed an initial set of peer institutions and metrics by which to gauge the University's future success.
"Metrics are critical because we cannot measure our progress without baseline numbers," said Glick in an email invitation to employees.
"Many of the possible metrics focus on undergraduate student success as this is an imperative. However, I want to also talk about our need to enhance our research and creativity activity and to grow our graduate programs. Although we are small compared to our competition, it is important that we find ways to be competitive on the national stage. To do this, we will have to address space and infrastructure needs."