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Model Task Force September Letter

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues:
In his email last week, President Benson charged the Model Taskforce with engaging with Model and EKU faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni to build a shared vision and strategy to move Model forward in the face of looming fiscal and facilities challenges. This process will yield recommendations for a path forward that strengthens our ability to support student outcomes at Model, while honoring the uniqueness of the experience that is so valued and loved by Alumni and the many parents, grandparents, and community members with ties to the School.
The work of the task force began this week with the Model administrative team and will quickly proceed to parents, faculty, staff, teachers, students, alumni, community members, and local government representatives over the next several weeks. We ask that you participate in these discussions and provide input in all of the ways you feel comfortable doing so. As you can see from the timeline below, there are multiple opportunities to be involved and we deeply appreciate your efforts to enrich the dialogue as we search for the best path forward.
DATE
Time
Stakeholder Group
Location
September 20
3:00pm
Model Administration
Coates 100
September 27
3:30pm
Model Faculty and Staff
Model Library
October 3rd
6:00pm
Current Model Parents
Perkins Quads A/B
October 5th
6:00pm
Alumni, Former Parents, Community, & Government
Perkins Quads A/B
October 6-12th
TBD
Small Group Interviews
TBD
In addition to participation in the above events, we encourage you to provide input using the form at http://go.eku.edu/modelfeedbackThis anonymous feedback form will be open until October 12th.
We will summarize all of the feedback provided through this process and use it to draft the recommendations presented to the Board of Regents in November. Once the recommendations are drafted, stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss the recommendations prior to the presentation. The date for that event will be announced as soon as work is complete. Please contact us at ModelTaskForce@eku.edu if you have any questions about the events or timeline.
We are excited to work with all of you to find the best solutions to the challenges that face Model.
All the best,
Dr. David McFaddin

Dr. Tanlee Wasson

Dr. Ann Burns
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