October 20, 2005
Source: University of Windsor:
Task Force seeks public input for real improvement
(WINDSOR, ONTARIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005) – The University of Windsor’s Task Force on Performance today released a discussion paper for public review that will ask for feedback on issues like the university’s relationship with the community and local businesses; satisfaction with campus buildings; and the university’s profile and reputation, to name a few.
The Task Force was formed in Fall, 2004 by the University’s Board of Governors at the recommendation of President Ross Paul, to assess the University’s performance and to identify areas for improvement and opportunities to excel. The group is chaired by Board member Marty Komsa and consists of members Dr. Ross Paul, Dave Cooke, and Dennis DesRosiers; student members Badaruddin Khuhro, Jeff LaPorte and Katy Modaressi; alumni representative Tom Porter; and Senate representatives Dr. Rick Caron, Dr. Cecil Houston, and Dr. Martha Reavley.
"We are well on our way to taking stock of where the university is today, where it wants to be – and to create a clear action plan on how to get there," says Dave Cooke. "The Task Force is working on making changes that focus on real improvement rather than quick fixes that have little impact on quality. We will be meeting with a number of campus groups over the next several days to begin to get a better sense of the university community’s perceptions of our strengths, weaknesses and areas for opportunity."
A review of various survey data and consultations with the campus community will culminate in a report to the University’s Task Force on Performance in 2006. The report will ultimately be brought to the University’s Board of Governors for approval and implementation.
The discussion paper is available for viewing on the Task Force on Performance website at: www.uwindsor.ca/taskforce.
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