December 2020 Provost’s Corner
2020 turned out much different than any of us could have ever imagined. You’ve experienced more than your fair share of hardships, both personally and professionally, and navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, a challenging election season and more.
Strategic Planning Update
The Strategic Planning Executive Steering Committee has reviewed the content of task force reports and defined overlapping themes to create high-level strategic planning goals that will guide the university over the next 10 years. A high-level review of NC State’s proposed 2021-2030 vision, values and strategic plan goals is ready for review and feedback.
On the Right Track
Professional track faculty members — who make up more than ⅓ of the NC State faculty — make achieving the university’s mission and vision possible. They encompass many different roles throughout NC State’s colleges and Extension, and serve fellow faculty and students through their teaching, research and service.
October 2020 Announcements
Find out the latest happenings related to NC State faculty and staff, including COVID-19 updates, professional development opportunities, campus happenings and more.
September 2020 Provost’s Corner
Thank you for your hard work and patience through another tumultuous month. Though the beginning of the academic year didn’t go as we hoped for, we are glad to be able to continue to provide our students with instruction and resources for success.
Strategic Plan Task Force Reports Now Available
NC State’s strategic planning process moves forward again, with all nine strategic plan task force reports posted on individual task force websites. The campus community can review reports and provide feedback to the Strategic Planning Executive Steering Committee through Monday, September 21.
Services for Success
In the midst of countless changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, NC State’s focus on student success remains steadfast. This semester, the Academic Success Center (ASC) opens to provide another avenue for the university to fulfill its land-grant mission.
Racial Equity: Response to Student Feedback, Commitments and Action
From Chancellor Woodson: At this unique time in history, we are witnessing widespread and continuing attention to the devastating impacts of institutionalized racism across our country. I am pleased to share important updates and critical actions the university is taking in response to student demands and requests, as well as to affirm additional steps the university is taking now and in the fall to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion at NC State.
Aligning Strengths to Advance Medicine
The Comparative Medicine Institute strengthens research and training across disciplines to pioneer advances in biomedical sciences.
Supporting Academic Continuity
Academic continuity planning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic marked many faculty members’ first foray into online teaching. Planning is underway for the fall semester, and in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, faculty and university partners are there to help CHASS colleagues with their academic continuity questions.