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Issue: Winter 2010


  ISSUE: FAll 2010  

Case Western Reserve University Joins Global Conversation

Case Western Reserve University has accepted an invitation from the Washington, D.C.-based American Council on Education (ACE) to be one of eight institutions involved in its 2010-2011 Internationalization Laboratory Cohort. The members of the group will work jointly on developing strategies for campus internationalization by attending ACE meetings in Washington, making site visits and performing peer reviews. David Fleshler, associate provost for International Affairs, says the ACE will provide expertise as the university continues its efforts to expand on current international activities and strengthen its study abroad programs, international student recruitment and global research.

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  Forward Progress is a quarterly newsletter from the Office of the Provost that keeps faculty, staff and students informed about implementation of the university’s strategic plan. For information about fiscal year 2009 progress, the fiscal year 2010 action agenda, the alliances, leadership retreats or to offer feedback, visit the Office of Planning and Institutional Research’s website.  




Making Strides


Grant Competition Announced: The university is soliciting proposals for the provost's Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grants for fiscal year 2011. To qualify, projects must focus on advancing the university's interdisciplinary priority alliance areas. There are two categories of competition—a general competition focusing on small innovation pilot projects of up to $50,000 and an invitation-only competition for projects that received small pilot grants last year. Learn more.

Thoughts on Justice: Scholars, activists and corporate leaders from across the country will gather to discuss the social implications of historic and ongoing racial and ethnic profiling Nov. 19-20 at Social Justice, Race and Profiling: An Intergenerational Think Tank. The think tank is organized in the spirit of Fisk University's Charles S. Johnson Race Relations Institute. The event will feature a luncheon keynote address by Professor John A. Powell, director of the Ohio State Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. See the full conference schedule.


Team Approach: The Case Alliance for Global Health has received funding for an interdisciplinary program featuring the combined efforts of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. GhREAT: Global health Research Expanding Advanced Training will bring together post-doctoral trainees from epidemiology, nursing and anthropology to better understand their distinct approaches to health care and identify factors to improve treatment.

On Record: The Institute for Personalized Medicine and Populations Health (IPMPH) has received a grant from the federal government via the State of Ohio to extend the use of electronic medical records into a number of small practices spread in a five-county area.



Good Advice: Funding from the Faculty Senate will be used to support five pilot projects focused on innovative undergraduate advising practices, including specific initiatives for accounting and management majors, nursing students, biomedical engineering students and psychology undergraduates. Implementation of the projects began this fall.

Budget Update: The final report of the Budget Systems Review Committee is available. The provost and CFO continue to meet with members of the committee to refine an implementation plan and timeline for the recommendations. Status reports will be provided as the initiative moves forward.

Planning Retreat: The third annual Strategic Planning Leadership Retreat will take place Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2011 and will focus on sustainability.

UPCOMING EVENTS: American Music Master’s Concert, Nov. 13, 2010


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