I want to commend Tom Burish for instituting a survey of the faculty, and thank each of you for participating and contributing to the Faculty Experience Survey. The results of the Blue Ribbon Committee that was appointed by Provost Burish and chaired by Professor Katherine Spiess, Assistant Chair of the Finance Department, continues to be analyzed and the committee’s recommendations considered.
"This report was commissioned ....to improve the academic and professional environment in which each of you does such important work."
This report was commissioned not so it could be placed on a shelf, but put into action in order to improve the academic and professional environment in which each of you does such remarkable work. I want to assure you that the conversation regarding the survey is ongoing and will continue to be a top priority for all of us going forward.