[Video] Spring Convocation 2014

| January 22, 2014
Spring Convocation was streamed live online from the Community Music School Concert Hall.

Spring Convocation was streamed live online from the Community Music School Concert Hall.

Webster University faculty and staff recently gathered for Spring Convocation 2014, held Jan. 9 in the Community Music School Concert Hall on the home campus and streamed live online for the worldwide campus network.

If you missed the live event or broadcast on Jan. 9, a video replay is now available on the Webster University YouTube channel and embedded above in this Webster Today post.

The overall theme of the day was “Thriving through Advancing Global Academic and Operational Excellence.” Among the topics covered by President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster:

  • Update on progress of 2015 Stretch Goals
  • Discussion of the strategic planning process now underway
  • Planning for the upcoming centennial
  • “Connecting the dots” on how the recommendations and results from engaged Webster community work (e.g. Working Groups, the Global Citizenship Initiative, Site Review, the Dean’s Global Initiative, the ACE Internationalization Laboratory, Comprehensive Master Planning, Academic Program Review and Prioritization) have already strengthened operations and academics, and are informing the formulation of the University’s next strategic plan.
  • Developing measurable, data-driven metrics to mark the institution’s progress toward mutually-decided-upon goals
President Stroble and Provost Schuster discussed how engaged community efforts strengthened academics and operations and will inform the next strategic plan.

President Stroble and Provost Schuster discussed how engaged community initiatives have strengthened academics and operations and will inform the next strategic plan.

While discussing strategic planning in the context of ensuring a thriving institution, President Stroble asked the community to consider nine criteria that an institution must possess to provide a solid framework and ensure success, according to the University’s strategic planning consultant Credo:

  • Vision
  • Institutional self-esteem
  • Institutional story
  • Courageous and collaborative leadership
  • Focus on student learning and success
  • Net revenue and strategic finance
  • Transformational environment
  • Habit of reflection and intentionality
  • Culture of planning and innovation

 

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