By Kristin Rover
University of Cincinnati administrators are looking ahead to the next decade as the institution will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019.
As part of planning for the future, UC President Santa Ono and Provost Beverly Davenport met with faculty, staff, and students during an input session at UC Clermont March 5.
“It’s a great opportunity to solicit input from all of our campuses and try to chart the future and what we hope to accomplish,” Davenport said about the input session.
Davenport said she and Ono have visited all of the University of Cincinnati campuses, including the last session at UC Clermont.
Ono said administrators are looking to integrate and incorporate the input from the sessions into their strategic plan.
Ono and Davenport highlighted what is already being done at the university and the goals they have for the university in the coming years.
Ono said the university will focus on sustained investment in people, including faculty, staff, students and alumni in the third century.
“We’re talking about investing in the academic core of the university, now and beyond,” Ono said.
Ono said investing in faculty and staff, leveraging research, reimagining the student experience, excelling in e-learning, and building the resource base are ways in which the university is planning to invest in people in the third century.
He said this plan applies to all of their colleges, including UC Clermont.
“This plan is really for the entire university,” Ono said.
Ono said he is confident in the great leadership of the team helping him as well as the relationships that have been developed between administrators and the board of trustees.
“I’ve never been more optimistic about the University of Cincinnati,” Ono said.
Ono encouraged faculty, staff and students to ask questions and submit feedback about the goals and ideas they have for the third century.
More information about the third century can be found at www.uc.edu/thirdcentury.