Consolidation Update, March 13, 2012

Proposed Mission, Vision, & Values

We received more than 800 responses to the proposed mission, vision, and values.  The majority (54%) approved the wording and concepts.  Almost 30% provided specific comments and recommendations.  Based on this feedback, we will revise the statements prior to submitting them to the chancellor’s Consolidation Working Group for review.

Work Teams Drafting Plans

The 50 work teams have developed and submitted first drafts of their plans.  The Consolidation Action Team is reviewing them to ensure the critical aspects of the consolidation are being planned.  Dr. Azziz will officially charge the teams within the next few weeks.

Exploring Lessons Learned
The individual work teams are reaching out to their counterparts at other institutions who have experienced consolidations to learn what these institutions wish they had done differently.

In addition, the Consolidation Action Team will be holding a video-conference with the University of Toledo to explore their lessons learned.

Questions and Comments Welcome
Help us develop and improve our communications about the consolidation.  We welcome your comments and questions.  They will help us as we continue to expand our communications efforts.

2 thoughts on “Consolidation Update, March 13, 2012

  1. The name change is somewhat of a concern of mine. I applied to MCG’s CRNA program and was accepted. I enrolled in GHSU’s CRNA program. Now I will graduate from a school of a different name. I am only here for 7 semesters and this will be the third name applied to my school. What do I tell my future employers? I graduated from _______, the college formerly known as GHSU, which is also formerly known as MCG. In some ways it might make the college appear “unstable” for lack of a better term. My main concern is whether or not I will be able to request the MCG is put on my diploma. GHSU will be a name that is not known since it was only held for a couple of calendar years. The new name will not be yet be familiar to many employers as well. For the students who had some contact with the former MCG, allowing us to have that placed on our diplomas would be beneficial. I understand the name change with the merger. I believe that it will benefit both schools to come together. I just think that in the field of medicine, a recognized name goes a long way.
    Thank you for your consideration.

    Jay Blair Reeder

  2. I also suggest contacting Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, for their experience in merging. VCU is a product of the Medical College of Virginia and a local professional school. It has since established itself as one of the better funded research universities. It also has established an outstanding biotechnology park that is thriving.

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