Task Force Timeline and Outreach Activities

 
 
Task Force Timeline
Fall 2001: Creation of Task Force
  • members chosen
  • project coordinator hired
  • office set-up
  • first planning meetings held
Spring 2002: Data-Collection
  • met with roughly 500 people in 33 campus groups and committees, including an open student forum and a junior faculty luncheon
  • conducted faculty survey and added questions to senior survey
  • conducted benchmarking research on Tufts' peer institutions
  • created Student Advisory Committee
Summer 2002: Synthesis
  • immersed ourselves in and analyzed all the information and input collected thus far
  • prepared status report for release in the fall
Fall 2002: Community Outreach
Spring 2003: Recommendations
  • conducted 36 community outreach meetings to solicit community's feedback on ideas presented in interim report
  • drafted and finalized recommendations
  • submitted Final Report to the President.

Task Force Co-Chairs and Chair: Dean Bruce Reitman, Dean Charles Inouye, and Professor Gib Metcalf (from L to R)

Below is a list of the community outreach meetings that the Task Force held since its inception; additionally, the group met as a full committee 33 times and several dozen times in various subcommittee configurations; the Chair, Co-Chairs, and Project Coordinator met weekly.
 
Task Force Community Outreach
 
  1. Trustees (2/8-9/02)
  2. TCU Senate (3/3/02)
  3. Senior Leadership Corps I (3/8/02)
  4. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (3/13/02)
  5. Class Deans and Academic Standing (3/15/02)
  6. Executive Committee (3/25/02)
  7. A&S Chairs (3/25/02)
  8. Dean of Students Senior Staff (3/26/02)
  9. Student Advisory Committee (3/26/02)
  10. Curricula Committee (3/27/02)
  11. University Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development (3/29/02)
  12. Senior Leadership Corps II (3/29/02)
  13. Policy Council (4/2/02)
  14. Young Alumni Group (4/2/02)
  15. Computer Facilities and Usage Committee (4/4/02)
  16. Educational Policy Committee (4/5/02)
  17. Equal Educational Opportunity Committee (4/5/02)
  18. Committee on Learning Disabilities (4/10/02)
  19. Career Services, Religious Services, Athletics, Student Activities (4/22/02)
  20. Open Student Forum (4/23/02)
  21. Budget and University Priorities Committee (4/24/02)
  22. Library Committee (4/24/02)
  23. Junior Faculty Luncheon (4/26/02)
  24. Center for Academic Excellence, Honors and Student Awards (4/29/02)
  25. Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Committee (4/29/02)
  26. UCCPS (5/1/02)
  27. EPIIC, Study Abroad, Foreign Programs Committee, et al (5/6/02)
  28. Meeting on International Relations (5/7/02)
  29. Student Advisory Committee (5/7/02)
  30. Greek Life (5/9/02)
  31. Engineering Chairs (5/13/02)
  32. A & S Board of Overseers (5/16/02)
  33. Trustees (5/18/02)
  34. AS&E Faculty Meeting (9/18/02)
  35. Dean of Students Senior Staff (9/24/02)
  36. Nadia Medina of the Writing Center (10/7/02)
  37. A & S Board of Overseers (10/8/02)
  38. Open Student Forum (10/9/02)
  39. Open Student Forum on Cultural Climate at Tufts I (10/10/02)
  40. Open Student Forum on Cultural Climate at Tufts II (10/11/02)
  41. Open Student Forum on Living at Tufts: Outside the Classroom (10/23/02)
  42. Dining Services (10/24/02)
  43. Trustees (Academic Affairs Division) 11/2/02)
  44. Tufts University Alumni Association (11/4/02)
  45. Directors of English 1 and 2 (12/5/02)
  46. Educational Policy Committee (12/11/02)
  47. Meeting on the Undergraduate Research Symposium (12/11/02)
  48. Class Deans (12/13/02)
  49. Meeting on the "World Day" Proposal (12/23/02)
  50. President Bacow and Senior Leadership (1/15/03)
  51. A&S Chairs (1/22/03)
  52. Writing Group (1/28/03)
  53. Task Force Faculty Dinner I (1/28/03)
  54. Task Force Faculty Dinner II (2/3/03)
  55. Trustees (2/7/03)
  56. TCU Senate (2/9/03)
  57. Open Student Forum I (2/10/03)
  58. Task Force Faculty Dinner III (2/12/03)
  59. Educational Policy Committee (2/12/03)
  60. Graduate Student Council (2/14/03)
  61. Open Student Forum II (2/19/03)
  62. Sandra Baer on Students with Disabilities (2/20/03)
  63. Committee on Student Life (2/21/03)
  64. Task Force Coffee for Faculty & Staff (2/21/03)
  65. Meeting on Diversity Issues with Jean Wu (2/28/03)
  66. Student Advisory Committee Open Meeting (3/3/03)
  67. Writing Group (3/4/03)
  68. Ex College's "Opening Up the Classroom" (3/5/03)
  69. Accreditation Team (3/10/03)
  70. Tufts University Alumni Association (3/12/03)
  71. Engineering Deans (3/14/03)
  72. John Roberto (3/14/03)
  73. Paul Stanton (3/18/03)
  74. Writing Group (3/25/03)
  75. Educational Policy Committee (3/28/03)
  76. Student Advisory Committee Open Meeting (3/30/03)
  77. Meeting with Tim Brooks on Alumni Community Network (4/2/03)
  78. AS&E Faculty Meeting (4/9/03)
  79. Educational Policy Committee and the Writing Group (4/11/03)
  80. Open Student Forum (4/14/03)
  81. A&S Chairs (4/16/03)
  82. Carol Baffi-Dugan (4/22/03)
  83. President Bacow (5/5/03)
  84. A&S Board of Overseers (5/13/03)
  85. AS&E Faculty Meeting (5/14/03)