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Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
I am thrilled to begin my tenure as the Vice President for Research at Kennesaw State University. As part of my commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive research environment, I am embarking on a "Listening Tour" during my first three months in the office. This tour will provide me with a unique opportunity to engage with all members of our vibrant academic community and better understand your aspirations, concerns, and ideas related to research at our institution.
The "Listening Tour" will serve as a platform for open dialogue, allowing us to build meaningful connections and explore the possibilities for advancing research excellence together. It is through our collective knowledge, expertise, and shared vision that we can shape the future of research at Kennesaw State University.
During the tour, I intend to host brown-bag breakfasts and visit departments, centers, and laboratories across our campuses. In addition, I am eager to engage with individual researchers, faculty, staff, and students through one-on-one meetings or group discussions. To schedule time with me, either contact Executive Assistant Heather Hedgepeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, I encourage you to submit your ideas and feedback through the dedicated online platform we have established. Please check your KSU email account for an email from email@example.com with the subject line 'Dr. Karin Scarpinato Listening Tour' to access the Google Jamboard.
This platform will serve as a convenient way to share your thoughts and suggestions anonymously, even if we are unable to meet in person. You will require a Gmail account to access this platform.
If you did not recieve an email with directions to the online platform, please contact Communications Manager David Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org for access, or if you would like the username and password of a generic Gmail account that our office created specifically for this purpose. Since this is a KSU internal exercise, please do not share this login. If the pages are getting too busy, we may, periodically, clean them up.
Your insights and perspectives will be compiled, and subcommittees appointed to prioritize and discuss implementation plans in "storyboarding workshops." I will be hosting town-hall meetings and use the above blog to communicate and update on ideas and progress.
I am particularly interested in learning about your research interests, opportunities for collaborations, as well as challenges you face, suggestions for improvements, and any initiatives you believe could propel us to new heights. I would like to have these sessions as productive as possible with tangible outcomes.
I am genuinely excited to embark on this "Listening Tour" and eager to hear from each and every one of you. Your voices matter, and your input will shape the direction and priorities of research at Kennesaw State University. Together, we can make a significant impact and drive transformative research outcomes.
Thank you in advance for your participation, and I look forward to engaging with you during this exciting journey.
Listening Tour Timeline
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit feedback?
Submit feedback by accessing the Google Jamboard.
There are a total of 6 pages where you can leave your thoughts in the form of "post-its." To navigate through the pages, look at the top of page and click the directional arrows.
To add an idea, find the post-it icon on the navigation panel on the left-hand side of the screen.
Are my responses anonymous?
Yes, if you use the generic Gmail account created by the Office of Research. Contact Communications Manager David Roberts at email@example.com for the credentials needed to access this Gmail account.
Also, be sure to check your KSU-affiliated email account for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Dr. Karin Scarpinato Listening Tour,' which will include the credentials needed to access the Gmail account.
How do I schedule time with the Vice President for Research?To schedule time with Vice President for Research Karin Scarpinato, contact Executive Assistant Heather Hedgepeth at email@example.com.