It is my pleasure to share with you the first edition of our online Doane Magazine. We hope you will enjoy reading these stories, highlighting many great aspects of our university - our College of Professional Studies and the impact it has on working adults, the international travel our traditional undergraduate students can partake in, the tight-knit bond seen among our athletic teams, and groundbreaking research done at the College of Arts and Sciences by faculty and students that has an impact worldwide. In addition, the tremendous impact our College of Education has on future educators is showcased in a profile of a new Doctorate of Education student.
Last Thursday and Friday, the Board of Trustees visited campus for our annual fall meeting. It was a very productive two days, and it signified a pivotal moment in Doane’s future. We took important actions in support of immediate operational priorities such as:
- Approving the revised faculty handbook and a process to approve future handbook changes
- Approving paid faculty development leave (sabbatical) for 2019-2020 to
- Alec Englebretson
- Robin McKercher
- Katy Hanggi
- Awarding of emerita faculty status for Dr. Barbara Clement
We also made progress on important decisions regarding a potential accreditation of our Business degree programs. The most important decision made by the Trustees, however, was to endorse a vision for the future of Doane and a strategic planning process to support the vision. Rather than outline this vision in writing, I ask that you watch a short video.
I strongly value the support of alumni. I hope you will come together with me and the Doane community to share this vision.
Thank you for your continued dedication and support to Doane University and for taking the time to watch this video: