Consolidation Update: June 13

Recent developments:

  • The Legal Affairs work team has developed a “crosswalk” table to illustrate the relationship of policies at ASU, GHSU, and Board of Regents. The table will be distributed to work teams for review and ultimately for assignment to adapt or reconcile policies for the new university.
  • The Facilities work team is preparing a brief survey to inform the process of planning and assigning space for consolidated units. The survey will be distributed to co-chairs of all work teams within the next week.
  • Our continuing education units will consolidate into the Division of Professional and Community Education, which will include the departments of Professional Studies, Workforce Development, Health Care Continuing Education, and Community Education.

3 thoughts on “Consolidation Update: June 13

  1. As a MCG alumni and parent of a med student I am concerned about the negative connotation the word Arsenal has in the new name prospects. It immediately brings violence to mind. MCG was a great name and there was no confusion. Maybe MCG at Noble (or Bartram) University would differentiate the medical aspect while showing its a part of the bigger college. Just an idea.
    Thank you for your consideration.

  2. The six names have neither national nor global resonance, only local & possibly Statewide. With global borders shrinking, some of the Top US Institutions are not only entrenched locally in Educational & Care Delivery Excellence, but have also “Collaborated With” and “Actively Engaged In” Global Markets”. Our two, Distinctly Diverse, Merged Facilities need Strategic Value Chain Innovation & Relevant Naming, in Synch with the Global Educational & Care Delivery Transformations. To be able to come out of our cocoon and be able to Share the Spotlight and Stage with these Top Ranked Universities, requires Restructuring & Reengineering Program & Service Line Building Blocks Strategically Aligned with Core Competencies and Market Driven Needs Assessments……………………

    NOT JUST FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION! WE NEED TO ATTRACT TALENT & ENDOWMENT FROM DIVERSE POPULATIONS, NATIONALLY & GLOB ALLY. WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THE POSITIVE & NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF IN- MIGRATION & OUT- MIGRATION OF PATIENT POPULATIONS ACROSS SHRINKING GLOBAL BORDERS. THIS IS EXPECTED TO GROW IN GENERAL EDUCATIONAL ARENA AS WELL. SO GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT AND ACCESS NATIONAL AND GLOBAL HUMAN AND FINANCIAL CAPITAL.

    Strategic Balanced Score Cards and Performance Metrics should drive Tactics to accomplish the Mission, Vision, and Community Values (especially with spotlight on community benefit provision in line with tax exempt status). Integration of Strategic and Financial Imperatives with Cost Accounting P&L Centers, should become part and parcel of day to day operational & clinical outcomes check. Carefully Integrated, Marketing & Branding Campaigns at a Regional, National & Global Level, should be designed & executed to attract Endowment $$$ and Top Talent, not to miss the opportunities to Innovate R&D and Knowledge Management as part of the overall organizational Value Chain Development. These would undoubtedly catapult the new University to a formidable national icon.

    We shouldn’t let emotions and local preference dominate a naming of such a mammoth State wide merger undertaking for leveraging resources, funding for R&D and educational excellence to leap into top 10 or 25 or 50 ranking.

    All these would depend on how Strategic agenda is designed and executed, in synch with goals & interests of the conflicting local and state wide interests.

    I felt compelled to lay out my humble opinions and ideas. Appreciate the opportunity to share.

    Thank you and best wishes for success.

    John C. David, MS, MBA, DHA
    30+ Years Executive Leadership & Management in Health & Medical Services- Global Assignments
    Recently Completed my Doctorate in Health Administration & Health Policy @ MUSC, Charleston, SC.
    Evans Resident

  3. I am an incoming student for what was MCG/GHSU transfering from ASU. I personally strongly dislike the name options at this point. I feel that the choices are not marketable outside of the region or the state.

    I made my decision to major in CLS and transfer to MCG when I first started college for two main reasons, outside of the fact I feel it is something I will enjoy: job security from a degree in the medical field and because I did not want to graduate with any degree from ASU because I felt that it would make my diploma hold less weight outside of the local area.

    The current name options sound more like name choices for a community college versus a competitive university. The choices that aren’t just boring run-of- the-mill community college sounding, sound like what people think of the southern United States, that we are all hung up on the Civil War and can’t get over loosing.

    I think the history of the ground that ASU’s campus is built on is interesting, and I fully encourage it to still be taught as part of the orientation process of incoming students. However, I feel strongly that the consolidated university should not be named based on a small portion of the whole campus, nor the fact the school is going to be a predominately sciences university should be ignored in the name to make a nod at interesting trivia.

    If this university ever hopes to achieve a level of respect outside of the immediate community the name has to be something that would draw attention nationally, or globally, in order to draw the attention of the talented from outside the area as well as endorsements so the school can continue to grow.

    I am personally troubled by these proposed names because I feel any of these options will hinder my ability to grow after graduation due to tarnished marketability from a university that no one has heard of that doesn’t have a respectable name. If ASU wants to have a name that sounds more like a community college, they should leave the medical sciences university alone to have the opportunity to shine brightly at the national level. I voted in the survey with the name options, but was disappointed there was not a “none of these” option, because that’s my honest opinion.

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