From the Office of the President, Daniele C. Struppa, Ph,D,
As I shared in my last message to the campus, the Chapman University Senior Staff spent two days with the Disney Institute this past week to kick-start our work to enhance the Chapman Experience. We reviewed the findings of the research study performed by the Disney Institute during the fall and evaluated our next steps forward.
First, the findings were eye-opening. Several key themes came through very clearly from the Chapman Family and these themes will drive our process over the next two to three years.
You told us that we need to communicate better, do a better job of recognizing the hard work of our faculty and staff, and provide more consistency in Chapman leadership. The Senior Staff agrees and we are developing work teams to address each of these themes.
Over the next several weeks, we will identify the members of the work teams whose charge is to involve and engage the campus in this problem solving. Our goal is to identify how we want to improve the experience for our faculty and staff, which in turn will help elevate the experience for our students, alumni, parents, visitors, and friends.
In an effort to immediately improve communication, I’m hosting regular open forums to provide face-to-face updates on the Chapman Experience process, the Strategic Plan progress, and institutional updates as they happen. More importantly, this is your time to let me know what is on your mind and to ask questions.
The first Presidential Forum is on Wednesday, April 11 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Conference Suite, Argyros Forum, Room 209 A & B.
I look forward to more discussion as this process begins.
This email was sent to the entire Chapman Family.