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VI.       Process and Next Steps

 

Here, then, are a number of initiatives grouped together into five categories, each with a specific emphasis: communication, research, culminating experiences, enhancement of the intellectual community, and a re-examination of our approach to breadth and depth.  The specific organization of our ideas is reflective of our attempt to give order to our thoughts on improving undergraduate education at Tufts.  Our grouping of initiatives therefore should not be understood as an indication either that each set of proposals must be accepted wholesale as a unit or that we would force the choice of any one initiative over another.  Instead, we offer all of these ideas to be considered as separate and separable components with which to build a better Tufts.  As a community, we must remember that we cannot possibly embrace every good idea set before us.  We must establish priorities and make choices.  These proposals are intended to initiate the widespread community dialogue necessary to the collective decision-making process at the heart of this ambitious endeavor.

 

As such, we ask that all members of the Tufts community take the time to reflect upon and critically consider both the diagnosis and the subsequent proposals we put forward in this and the first part of our interim report.   The committee has already begun to organize several forums for community feedback; we encourage everyone to participate in these events and contribute his or her thoughts to the committee.  It is the job of the Task Force to work with the community in this way to identify a powerful and transformative vision for the Tufts of the future, for it is with this vision that Tufts will launch its next capital campaign as well as initiate many of the improvements that can be put into practice today.  Only with the community's active participation will we be able to complete our mission successfully.

 

Contacting the Task Force:

 

Phone: 627-4678

E-mail: ugtaskforce@tufts.edu

Office: 705 Dowling Hall

 

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