Lisa Ordóñez, vice dean of the Eller College of Management, and Elliott Cheu, associate dean of the College of Science, are serving as co-chairs of the UA's Strategic Planning Committee.
Lisa Ordóñez, vice dean of the Eller College of Management, and Elliott Cheu, associate dean of the College of Science, are serving as co-chairs of the UA's Strategic Planning Committee.

Strategic Planning Session Set for UA's Phoenix Campus

President Robert C. Robbins will host a 90-minute discussion on Tuesday in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium.
Feb. 28, 2018
Extra Info: 

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What: 
Phoenix strategic planning session
When: 
3 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
Where: 
Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 550 E. Van Buren St.

An important discussion to help create the University of Arizona's foundational roadmap for the future, hosted by President Robert C. Robbins, will take place on the Phoenix campus next week. Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their ideas, questions, and hopes and dreams for a University that will lead in a rapidly changing world.

The session, modeled after one that was held on the Tucson campus on Jan. 29, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 550 E. Van Buren St. Doors open at 3 p.m., with the discussion starting at 3:30. A one-hour reception will follow at 5. Appropriate attire is business casual or Arizona Wildcat gear.

In addition, a series of 10 meetups will be conducted in March as part of the next step in the planning process. Review the topics below and feel free to join any or all of the discussions. (You can RSVP here for the meetups.)

Monday, March 12: Agile Wildcats
How might we develop disruptive problem solvers for a rapidly changing world?
3-4:30 p.m., Old Main, Silver & Sage

Tuesday, March 13: One Arizona 
How should we create a diverse and inclusive campus?
9-10:30 a.m., Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom

Wednesday, March 14: Finding Meaning in a Digital World
How will arts and humanities help us define and live a meaningful life?
9-10:30 a.m., Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom

Tuesday, March 20: Healing the Health Gap
How might we discover solutions to health disparities among diverse populations?
12-1:30 p.m., UA Cancer Center, Kiewit Room 2951A (with lunch)

Wednesday, March 21: H2Onward
How might we ensure a sustainable future given our strengths?
10-11:30 a.m., Student Union Memorial Center, Kachina Lounge

Thursday, March 22: The World Is Wildcat Country
How will we establish our place on the world stage and prepare students for a connected and global world?
8:30-10 a.m., Old Main, Silver & Sage

Thursday, March 22: Age Without Limits
How might we create the solutions that help people age with health and dignity?
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., UA Phoenix Campus, Virginia G. Piper Auditorium

Tuesday, March 27: Arts Oasis in the Desert
How might we make Arizona a destination for the arts?
2:30-4 p.m., Student Union Memorial Center, Tucson Room

Wednesday, March 28: Make Science Fiction Scientific Fact
How will we lead the integration of our physical, digital and biological worlds on Earth and beyond?
10-11:30 a.m., Student Union Memorial Center, Rincon Room

Wednesday, March 28: Wildcats for Life
How might we build a future where alumni engage in lifelong learning and relationships?
2:30-4 p.m., Student Union Memorial Center, Rincon Room