College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu sent the following message to the campus community on April 6, 2020:
Dear Campus Community,
This is going to be a very busy week as we host several different virtual town halls to keep all of you updated as best we can about our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as our strategic planning process – a critical conversation that will guide our university once this crisis has passed.
COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls (April 7 & 8)
As done previously, these virtual town halls will be conducted using Microsoft Teams Live Event video conferencing technology. Attendees can watch the event online and submit questions using the program’s Q&A feature.
- Virtual Town Hall for Staff: 3–3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 https://go.cofc.edu/virtual-town-hall-staff (CofC login required)
- Virtual Town Hall for Faculty: 3:45–4:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 https://go.cofc.edu/virtual-town-hall-faculty (CofC login required)
- Virtual Town Hall for Students: 4:30–5 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 https://go.cofc.edu/virtual-town-hall-students (CofC login required)
- Virtual Town Hall for CofC Parents/Families: 5:30–6 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 https://go.cofc.edu/virtual-town-hall-parents (No login required)
For those unable to watch the town halls live, links will be made available afterward for streaming at any time.
Strategic Planning Virtual Town Halls (April 7 & 8)
As communicated last week, we are now in our final phase of the strategic planning process. On Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8, the campus community is once again invited to participate in the strategic planning process by previewing the draft strategic plan and offering your feedback and input at virtual town hall sessions.
Sessions will be held:
- Tuesday, April 7 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Wednesday, April 8 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
To RSVP to attend a virtual town hall regarding the strategic plan, please fill out this form.
For those who aren’t able to attend, we’ll post a recording of the session, the draft strategic plan and a survey link on the strategic planning website following the town halls.
It is important that the strategic plan reflect our collective priorities. Whether you attended an early strategic planning workshop, or are just now getting involved in the process, I strongly encourage you to take the time and participate in a town hall session or view the materials on our strategic planning website.
I hope you will be able to find time to participate in at least one of these town hall sessions. I look forward to seeing you all “virtually” this week!
Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston