President Destler has tasked the governance groups with gathering community response regarding the four Cost Containment Committee reports (RIT computer account required). As a follow up to my previous blog post (How to voice your reaction to the Cost Containment Reports), I would like to announce the dates and times of Staff Council's open community forums:
Cost Containment Open Forums & Online Survey
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
These forums are a way to provide your feedback in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. It is important to note that these forums will not be a question-and-answer format; rather, they are meant to be a vehicle by which anyone can have their voices heard.
Additionally, a Clipboard Survey has been established where you can indicate how strongly you agree/disagree with each of the options outlined in President Destler's memo, as well as provide feedback on each of the categories (benefits, procurement, IT infrastructure, revenue generation and cost cutting). You may access this survey at the following link: https://clipboard.rit.edu/take.cfm?sid=81F817EC . Please note that, although an RIT computer account is required to take the survey, all responses are confidential. We have no way of tracing back to anyone, nor any intention to do so even if it were possible. Staff Council takes your confidentiality very seriously, and values the trust you put in us to share your feedback anonymously.
All of this feedback, along with that collected via the other methods outlined in my previous blog post, will then be gathered into a comprehensive report for President Destler. Dr. Destler has made it very clear that he has not made any decisions yet regarding the reports, and is waiting for our feedback before drawing any conclusions. Therefore, it is extremely important that we all, as RIT employees, take the time to familiarize ourselves with the reports and openly share our reactions. Your feedback matters.