Goal 6:  Exemplify Operational Excellence

Optimize operational efficiency and effectiveness through the establishment of high standards and expectations to maximize resource utilization and to uphold accountability.

2024 Actions:

  • CAS will develop and implement a staffing model that provides full-service research support from pre-award to grant closeout and collaborate with the Division of Research and Innovation to develop a post-award manual and streamline processes for post-award approvals for expending research funds.

  • CAS will collaborate with the Division of Student Academic Success to establish short and long-term strategies to support students experiencing preparedness gaps, including gaps associated with pandemic losses, to enhance the capabilities of our students and College.

  • CAS will establish regular meetings between the Dean and CAS senators from both the Staff and Faculty Senate to expand shared governance and improve communication within the college.

  • CAS will create a framework to assist in formation/creation of internships and develop systems to allow for internship collaboration and innovation across college units and across campus.

Participants for Goal 6 Brainstorming Group are listed below.

The participants met several times during the 2023 fall semester to collaborate and develop a proposal for actions that was submitted to the dean for final approval.

Lorinda Cohoon English Faculty lcohoon@memphis.edu
Adam Comer Philosophy Staff acomer@memphis.edu
David Freeman Biological Sciences Faculty dfreemn1@memphis.edu
Denis Grélé World Languages Faculty ddgrele@memphis.edu
Jen Mandel Biological Sciences Faculty jmandel@memphis.edu
Debra Porter CAS, Dean's Office Staff dmturner@memphis.edu
Mikhelle Taylor CAS Staff mtylor80@memphis.edu
Stormey Warren CAS Staff shutsell@memphis.edu