Beginning this semester, a new series of forums hosted by Provost Dale Whittaker will explore the new Collective Impact Strategic Plan and key issues in higher education as they relate to UCF’s future.

While geared toward faculty and staff, the forums are open to the campus community. In addition to hosting featured speakers from across the university, each forum also will be an opportunity for discussion around important topics, such as student success or research.

The first forum will be at 3 p.m. today,  Oct. 10, in the Morgridge International Reading Center. It will focus on growing our graduate programs and elevating our research enterprise – with the opportunity to hear from Liz Klonoff, UCF’s new Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

For those who cannot attend in person, each of the forums will be live streamed on OIR’s website.

These hour-long “Provost Forums” will involve leaders from across the university, and spotlight faculty or staff members from a program, group or initiative that are helping us reach our goals – from student success and faculty excellence to philanthropy and research.

Refreshments will be served.

Visit the Provost’s website for updates and details on the forum schedule:

Research and Graduate Studies

Monday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m.

Morgridge International Reading Center – GRC room

Faculty Prominence and Excellence

Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.

Global UCF Building, 101AB Collaborative Space

Student Success

Monday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m.

Morgridge International Reading Center – GRC room

Funding and Philanthropy

Thursday, April 13, at 9 a.m.

Morgridge International Reading Center – GRC room