Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31 at 4:00pm in 105 Main Building. Please indicate if you plan to attend as the representative for your office, department or program.
Due to limited seating in the conference room and with the intent of making discussion and decision making more feasible, we would ask that only one representative from each interested campus unit attends this and all future meetings. Thank you for your understanding.
The agenda for this meeting will include:
1) Discussion of risk management guidelines with the director of the ND Office of Risk Management, Bob Zerr
2) Discussion of the call for proposals and conference logistics
3) Review of pre-departure conference content and format changes made during the Dec. 2 meeting.
Minutes & Materials from Dec. 2 Meeting
On Dec. 2, the pre-departure working group met to discuss the format and content for the pre-departure orientation. Three documents were presented to the group: 1) A synthesized compilation of suggestions for pre-departure content that was generated from the Oct. 28 meeting; 2) An example schedule and format for the pre-departure orientation conference based on a similar initiative at UNC Chapel Hill; and 3) A series of discussion prompts regarding risk management issues that had been raised during the previous meeting. (see the Dec. 2 Page for original materials)
The group examined these documents and made a number of suggestions for revision and addition. Based on this feedback, the pre-departure content document was revised to reflect a smaller number of topics (8) with a broader scope for presentation. This new version of the document is available below:
The group also examined and suggested a number of changes to the proposed format for a conference-style orientation based on the UNC-Chapel Hill example that was presented during the previous meeting. Incorporating this feedback, the number of concurrent sessions was increased and the format was changed to lessen large-group discussion in favor of a greater number of small group sessions. The group also indicated that a number of sessions should remain open for relevant faculty/staff to propose content foci of their own. It was agreed that this approach would help diversify the orientation content in order to address both generic and niche program interests among student participants. The revised conference format and schedule is provided below:
Due to time constraints, the planned discussion on risk management was deferred to the next meeting. In order to facilitate this process and our upcoming discussion with the Director of Risk Management, I would like to invite all interested individuals to submit their feedback via this brief online form:
I will compile these responses and share them with Bob Zerr in advance of our Jan. 31 meeting.