First and foremost, thank you for the overwhelming response and willingness to participate in the integration task forces — more than 200 Roosevelt and Robert Morris faculty, staff and students have volunteered.
Over the next few days, the Building a Stronger University steering committee will review and finalize the task force assignments and provide detailed guidelines to all task force members. It is very important that all Roosevelt and Robert Morris employees stay focused on their current responsibilities; however, it is also expected that time be set aside each week for task force work. Therefore, the steering committee encourages task forces to designate Fridays for the Future for meetings and related work.
Lastly, in order to achieve operational excellence in all administrative functions, 15 Roosevelt and Robert Morris colleagues are attending a three-day session on systems thinking and process mapping, which will be followed by sessions on change management and project management. Task force members will also have an opportunity to attend 60- to 90-minute sessions on process mapping and project management in order to help integrate processes, functions and technologies across the two Universities.