Strategic Planning Committee Subcommittee on University Community
Focus Group Feedback
- If we are small, why? The College
of Fine Arts and Humanities is the most public college in the university
and the community. The university/community
relations are very limited. This needs improvement.
- Can colleges
market themselves (individually) to the community (especially the
College of Fine Arts and Humanities)?
- There are no goals in the current
version that relates to SCSU as a place to work. SCSU is a larger
employer in the St. Cloud area, not
just students going through.
- There needs to be some statement regarding
the relationship with MnSCU. Have to understand the relationship.
community partnerships priority goal is rather thin. Are we going
to rely on MnSCU for resources or are we going to build community
alliances to help support our efforts? We need to raise moral capital in the
community so that we aren’t so vulnerable to changes in the
economy or to bad press. We need allies.
- We need a priority goal that
the University will be well managed, transparent in it operations
(people should know where we get our resources and
how they are spent). Politics plays too much of a role in what is
supported and how things are done.
- Self-promotion must come from the faculty
- Concern about negative
voices being much louder than positive – without
denying that both positives and negatives exist.