Message from Dr. Tina Butcher: Spring Kickoff Follow-Up

Dear Colleagues:

My thanks to everyone who participated in the Spring Kickoff event on January 4th. I am writing to provide the promised followup message with details about related events that will take place throughout this semester (see attached). The campus-wide conversation that began on January 4th is the first of many that will take place over the course of the semester.

If you attended Jeff Duncan-Andrade's presentation and have additional thoughts on our discussion about CSU's value of inclusion, or if you were not able to attend the presentation and would like to add your thoughts on the topic, Dr. Mariko Izumi has created a Google form at the link below which will allow you to provide additional input. Please respond no later than close of business on Friday, January 27.

If you are interested in using the Dotstorming application in your classes or events, you can find more information at the links below:
Dotstorming: A real-time collaborative decision making application
Dotstorming Tutorials for Teachers 

Finally, several surveys were mentioned at the event for faculty, staff, and students. Everyone will have an opportunity to complete the iSurvey to provide input on inclusiveness on our campus. Faculty will also be asked to complete the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) and students will be asked to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). I ask that everyone please take time to complete these surveys when contacted to do so.

Best wishes for a productive Spring 2017.


Tina Butcher, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Columbus State University