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Spring 2004 Dialogues




Do you have questions about academic staff policies, or are you looking for ideas about how to more effectively attain your professional objectives and responsibilities?

CASI's mission is to advise the CoE Dean on policies and procedures affecting academic staff. To better meet that mission, we are hosting dialogues with academic staff. In these dialogues, academic staff are encouraged to:

An agenda for these dialogues is attached. Although CASI will report the results of the dialogues, absolutely no attribution will be made to any individual academic staff member who participates.

Our final set of dialogues this year are:

If you would like to join us, please come! And if you can, let us know that you are coming by sending an email to indicating which Dialogue you will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you!

— Committee on Academic Staff Issues

P.S. If you have questions, email us at or call us (visit for contact information). General information about CASI can be found at

Agenda for CASI Dialogues [PDF version, 88 KB]

CASI's Mission: Advise the CoE Dean on Policies and Procedures Affecting Academic Staff

You are Invited to an Academic Staff Dialogue!

  1. Overview of the Dialogue Session
  2. Information resources for academic staff (including handout). Opportunities for involvement in CoE and Campus. CASI web site. Introduction to Academic Staff Assembly.
  3. Brainstorming on information needs, issues and questions
  4. Discussion and feedback on CASI ideas

Outcomes of Dialogues

CASI — Response to College of Engineering Academic Staff

TO: CoE (College of Engineering) Academic Staff
FROM: CASI (Committee on Academic Staff Issues)
SUBJECT: Dialog series
DATE: Apr. 29, 2004

Dear Colleagues:

Before we begin to discuss the outcomes of the recent dialog series, we would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your active participation. Holding these dialogs was a new endeavor for the Committee for Academic Staff Issues (CASI) and we are pleased that so many of you gave your time and thoughts to helping us learn about what's important to you.

This first note to you is to let you know about the various themes/issues that you raised:

There were also good ideas for brown bag sessions and for CASI in general.

What's next?

Each of the above issues needs to be defined; this may mean collecting additional information about them, so that we can create clear problem statements.

Next, the planning of workable solutions and options can begin. Many of you indicated that you would like to help - here's your chance! We'll need to form teams to address each issue identified, and we'd like to have broad participation from academic staff beyond CASI.

The last step will be to prioritize the options that we want to pursue, and to put action plans and timelines into place.

Our work is just beginning, but it's a good beginning and we could not have done it without you. We're looking forward to working together as we begin to address our common interests and make the CoE an even better place to work.

P.S. For more information about CASI, please visit our Website at

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Date last modified: 23-Mar-2004
Date created: 30-Oct-2001
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