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Monday, February 29, 2016

Audio Town Hall Meeting on February 23, 2016

Campus Community,

Talking Points
UMD Budget Strategy
February 23, 2016 Town Hall Meeting

In general:

  • Since the previous town hall meetings, we have built a framework that needs broad faculty, staff and student feedback and assistance in working out the details.  
  • While innovative solutions take time, we will balance that with the need to keep moving forward and to focus on UMD’s bright future.
  • Change is difficult, and we need to work together to undertake the budget-balancing actions by continuing to provide quality teaching and learning, relevant research and scholarship, and meaningful public engagement. This will be accomplished by ensuring and enhancing the student experience.
  • We have made great progress in balancing our budget over the past few years, and the end is in sight.
  • We must continue to be guided by our Strategic Plan priorities.
  • After the February 23 Town Hall meeting, we will revise the framework and submit it to the system leadership as part of our budget compact request. We will not submit specifics about administrative restructuring. Task forces will be established to review administrative restructuring proposals, with final decisions anticipated the end of fiscal year 2017.

Click here for the audio for the Town Hall meeting.

Lendley C. Black

Chancellor's Office
University of Minnesota Duluth
515 Darland Administration Building
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
218.726.6535 (fax)