Think Big Continues

Over the last several months we've been thinking...and listening...and working to synthesize the ideas you've been sharing that will guide us as an institution into the future. As discussion groups are winding down, we want to hear from you: Did we miss anything? Are there any other BIG conversations that need to happen around campus before we can truly establish our North Star? Let us know by emailing Jocelynn at

Here are the scheduled events happening over the coming weeks. For complete descriptions, visit

The Future of Tenure: Rationale and Reality 
Can't make it in person? Join the conversation via Zoom
When: Wednesday, April 17, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Where: Adelbert Hall, Toepfer Room (2nd Floor)

Book Discussion: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
When: Monday, April 22, 1:15–2:15 p.m.
Where: Thwing Center, Cleveland Room

Support of Interdisciplinary Activities: What we've learned from the Alliances & Institutes 
When: Tuesday, April 23, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Where: Thwing Center, Meeting Room 224 (formerly Meeting Room A)

Think Big Community Hour Update 
When: Friday, April 26, 1–2 p.m.
Where: Tinkham Veale University Center, Gaming Room

Save the Date

Seed Sprint Report Out & Think Big Update
The Office of the Provost will host the final “report out” from the selected Seed Sprint teams as well as provide an update on the status of the plan and the steps remaining as we look to finish it by June 1. Teams will share the outcomes, challenges, revelations and next steps of their projects. Provost Vinson also will share themes learned and possible directions forward. We hope to see you there! 
When: Friday, May 3, 9 a.m.–noon
Where: Thwing Center, Excelsior Ballroom