We long have known that Kent State University is greater than the sum of its parts. We know also that we must be something more than a collection of semi-autonomous campuses. In her Listening Tour, President Warren is hearing the uplifting stories of Kent State University, and she understands that we can make Kent State stronger by emphasizing that as an institution we value each campus for its unique contribution to our mission and vision.

The idea for creating the 1 University Commission was born from a very practical need to address issues that have emerged over the last decade. These issues include improving the student experience on our campuses, addressing needs of the expanding online learning environment, assigning faculty resources across our eight-campus system, and understanding the administrative needs necessary to strengthen our multi-campus system.

The 1 University Commission is charged with making recommendations on these very practical and targeted matters and submitting them to President Warren this spring. The commission invites your feedback on specific questions we have been asked to address. Civic Commons provides an opportunity for you to engage with community members in a conversation and probe issues more deeply. You can also provide your insights through on-campus listening posts and anonymous surveys.

As chair of the commission, I encourage your participation in this important conversation. The 1 University Commission will make the best recommendations with multiple opinions and ideas to consider. Please lend your voice. If you are not comfortable engaging in the conversations on this site, or if you have thoughts you would like to offer anonymously, online surveys are available on each of the conversation pages.

We are one university, we are greater than the sum of our parts, and are a force to be reckoned with in Ohio and the world.

Thank you in advance for your participation. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/1uc.

Todd Diacon
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost


Upcoming Listening Posts

Tuesday, November 25, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Student Center - Second Floor

Monday, December 1, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Library Conference Room

Monday, December 1, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Lake Room

Tuesday, December 2, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
117 Technology Building

Wednesday, December 3, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
A207 Founders Hall

Podiatric Medicine
Wednesday, December 3, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Multi-Purpose Room - Lower Level

Thursday, December 4, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The Gallery