The first "Campus Conversations" event of the spring semester, "Moving Forward as a Carnegie R1 Institution," will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Great Room of the Joe Crowley Student Union.
President Marc Johnson and Provost Kevin Carman will be on hand to share discussion with the campus community. Faculty Senate Chair Terina Caserto will serve as moderator.
In late December, the University learned that it had been elevated to the "R1" classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. A prestigious R1 designation by Carnegie is reserved for doctoral universities with only the highest levels of research activity.
The University, along with UNLV, was among 130 institutions to receive the R1 designation. The goal of reaching R1 was first put forth by Johnson during his Oct. 9, 2013 State of the University Address, "Building a Culture of Competitive Excellence."
Campus Conversations are held each semester and are sponsored by the Faculty Senate.