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SEAMLESS MOVEMENT TEAM REPORT COMMENTS

Comment 1: Welcome

Welcome to the comment page for the "Seamless Movement" part of our strategic planning effort. Please enter your comments and let the Seamless Movement Team know if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Suzanne James

Comment 2: 03 October 2007

While I would like to “engage in a campus-wide dialog” as requested by Dr. Walker, I note that these pages are accessible to the general public.

Although we have nothing to hide, this dialogue may prove to be more dynamic and effective if taken off-line. While the general public can be privy to the process itself, would it not better serve the university to keep the content at this point within the university community?

I submit this comment with the utmost respect for our historic values and institutional heritage.

DSerra

Comment 3: Examination of Academic Calendars

UIU has a rich array of options for course modalities, and this richness is increasing (e.g. videoconferencing among sites). Rather than concentrating on making all calendars match, perhaps there is a way to have subject matter, credit count, and delivery mechanism fit with various calendar options. Some courses may require the elapsed time of a 16-week semester, while others fit comfortably in the one-week IEXL summer format. Does one size really have to fit all?

Additionally, as we become a global organization, we will be coordinating across time zones, nations, and diverse cultures. There are significant differences across these divisions, and it is not trivial to bridge them. Student and faculty input across the UIU divisions will be needed to invent ways to overcome these differences. I also suggest we might look at larger international corporations (Microsoft springs to mind...) that have already encountered these differences and probably made strides toward addressing them.

K. McCarville

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