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Library unveils strategic plan

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 21
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The Rice Library released their strategic plan for 2017-2021 last week focusing on the four objectives: collections, services, spaces and staff. The strategic plan is the library’s second, the first one was set for 2010-2016 and was one of the last objectives of the previous library director, Ruth...

Second strategic plan progresses

Gabi Wy, News Editor
January 8
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The new Strategic Plan launching in 2016 contains three points: Learning Excellence, Access by Design and Expansion.

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24/7 campus goal lacks ‘great demand’

24/7 campus goal lacks ‘great demand’

Gabi Wy
November 11
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Justin Kelly works best in the wee hours of the morning. As part of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, the university pushed toward the goal of a 24/7 campus. Kelly, a sophomore social work major, said although the library already extended its hours, he would appreciate more time there. “The u...

Strategic Plan progresses as ‘living document’

Gabi Wy
October 21
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Marcia Kiessling, associate provost for Student Affairs, said USI’s strategic plan is unlike any other she’s encountered at other universities. “People actually know it, and people actually work toward it,” she said. “Most places I’ve worked, it’s kind of like this esoteric piece that ...

24/7 campus is ‘unrealistic’

Bobby Shipman
September 3
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The crystal ball is cloudy when looking into USI’s future as a 24/7 campus. “I don’t think it is realistic for us to literally embrace the term 24/7 campus here,” said Marcia Kiessling, associate provost for student affairs. “That’s just crazy. I don’t know any institution that does...

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