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Task Forces

Provost responds to academic task force reports

Provost Kent Fuchs
Dec. 18, 2009

The following task forces were formed by President David Skorton and Provost Kent Fuchs to strategically plan and report out on their findings as part of the Reimagining Cornell initiative.

In addition, Cornell University engaged a global consulting firm to work with the University Administration, as well as the administrative areas in the colleges and schools, on administrative cost reductions, revenue enhancements, and strategic planning. A report was produced in late 2009.

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Budget Model Task Force Charge (pdf) Co-chairs: Paul Streeter, Vice President for Planning and Budget
Cathy Dove, Associate Dean of Administration in Engineering
College/School Task Forces Charge (pdf) Chair: one Dean per college
Library Task Force Charge (pdf) Chair: Kornelia Tancheva, Director, Olin/Uris Libraries
Life Sciences Task Force Charge (pdf) Chair: Patrick Stover, Professor and Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences
Management Sciences Task Force Charge (pdf) Chair: Ron Seeber, Vice Provost for Land Grant Affairs
Social Sciences Task Force Charge (pdf) Chair: David Harris, Deputy Provost and Vice Provost for Social Sciences
Student and Academic Services Task Force Charge (pdf) Chair: Susan Murphy, Vice President for Student and Academic Services
Student Enrollment Task Force Charge (pdf) Co-chairs: David Harris, Deputy Provost
Susan Murphy, Vice President for Student and Academic Services
Membership of the Task Forces (pdf)

Summary Reports

The following letter was issued by Provost Kent Fuchs on November 6, 2009:

This past spring, as part of the University's strategic planning efforts, we created 20 task forces to think deeply and creatively on how to reduce costs and enhance the University's academic excellence. These included task forces within each college, along with ones covering the Library, the Graduate School, Student and Academic Services, student enrollment and several cross-cutting areas. The membership of these task forces broadly reflected the faculty and other relevant constituents.

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Architecture, Art, & Planning Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Agriculture & Life Sciences Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Arts & Sciences Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Engineering Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Hotel Administration Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Human Ecology Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Industrial & Labor Relations Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Computing & Information Science Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Johnson School Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Law School Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Veterinary Medicine Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Graduate Education Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Libraries Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Continuing Education and Summer Sessions Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Life Sciences Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Management Sciences Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Social Sciences Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Student Enrollment Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Student & Academic Services Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Nov. 6, 2009
Budget Model Task Force Summary Report pdf posted Jan. 19, 2010

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Cornell Chronicle

Fuchs: Collaboration, not centralization, is the watchword
May 27, 2010
Plans to improve operations, cut costs are moving ahead
May 13, 2010
Full coverage
from the Chronicle

Downloads

Strategic Plan Summary
Posted June 8, 2010
Multiple copies can be ordered through Cornell Digital Print Services (607.255.2524)
Strategic Plan (final)
Posted May 27, 2010
Strategic Planning presentation by Provost Kent Fuchs
Updated Oct. 8, 2009

Task Force Reports

Budget Model Task Force Summary Report
Jan. 19, 2010
All summary reports
from the Academic Task Forces

Statements

Progress report on planning efforts
Feb. 4, 2010
Provost responds to academic task force reports
Dec. 18, 2009
All statements
on Reimagining Cornell

Video

2009 State of the University Address (Read the speech)
Oct. 23, 2009
All videos
from CornellCast

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