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Academic Division Enhances Communications with "Common Purpose," Open Conversations and Office Hours


Common Purpose: Working Together for Academic Excellence

This year the academic administration is using more frequent and varied communication strategies to increase visibility of Academic Division support for faculty and students and to highlight the successes of our faculty and students. Regularly scheduled communication include:  

A twice-monthly newsletter published with current news of interest to Pacific's faculty and staff in the academic units.    

An annual academic administrative report, Common Purpose: Working Together for Academic Excellence. The first annual report summarizes 2014-15 academic division progress and forecasts 2015-16 initiatives and activities. You can use the link above to view online, download and print Common Purpose. Print copies will be available on September 17 at the first Conversation with the Provost (see below).    

Monthly open conversations with the Provost and academic administrative leadership. The Provost will host the first AY15-16 open conversation with faculty on September 17, 12:00-1:00 p.m., at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House. Bring your lunch and join the Provost and members of the senior academic administration, who will distribute and discuss Common Purpose and respond to questions. We'll provide beverages and dessert!    

This is the first in a series of monthly, open conversations with the Provost and senior academic administration on various topics. The Provost will host her next Conversations on October 13 (DUC Ballroom), and November 19 and December 10 (Grace Covell Hall) (topics TBD), during Pacific Hour (12:00-1:00 p.m.). A schedule of dates and times for AY15-16 conversations can be found here.  

Provost's Office Open Hours. Provost Pallavicini also will host several open office hours during the academic year during which she is available to meet with faculty, staff and students to answer questions and discuss academic division activities. The first of these is scheduled for October 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in the Provost's Office on the Stockton campus. The Provost will host open office hours on the Sacramento Campus on October 29, the San Francisco Campus on November 2, and again on the Stockton campus on December 3. A schedule of dates and times for AY15-16 open office hours can be found here.