Join Teams site for Marquette 2031: Securing Our Future; includes portal for questions, ideas  

A new Teams site has been created to share key updates, materials and ways for faculty, staff and students to offer feedback regarding Marquette 2031: Securing Our Future. The site is accessible to anyone with a Marquette email address. Those interested in joining the site can follow this link or open Teams, go to “join or create team,” and type “Marquette 2031 – Securing Our Future” into the search function to find it. Please make sure your Teams settings are appropriately selected to ensure you receive notifications. 

The site will evolve as work unfolds. Currently, there are two active channels — Updates and frequently asked questions — and the Files section for each channel has related materials, including: 

  • The letter to campus from President Lovell, UAS Chair Chris Stockdale and USS Chair Calley Holstad shared on March 18, 2024 
  • The current list of Steering Committee members as announced last week — This will be updated after additional faculty members are approved by Academic Senate. 
  • The first FAQ — New versions of the FAQ will be added to the site as more questions are received throughout the listening process. 

New portal to submit questions, ideas to committee 

The Steering Committee is seeking input; as part of the Teams launch, a portal is now available for faculty, staff and students to submit questions and share ideas for consideration. The committee will continue to update its FAQ based on questions received through the portal, and submitted ideas will be shared with Steering Committee members for consideration.  

Feedback may be submitted anonymously. The committee will only see names if submitters choose to share them. Similar to other recent initiatives, such as the Safety Task Force, those who submit ideas and provide their contact information could be contacted in the coming weeks by the Steering Committee if additional information is needed. 

Guidance for submitting ideas: The Steering Committee is looking for permanent solutions that reduce actual costs or increase revenue. Campus is encouraged to think beyond individual roles and consider impacts at a unit or institutional level. Ideas with the highest potential may be in operational ideas that cross colleges or units. Questions to get started:   

  • What adjustments could create substantial efficiencies?    
  • What has the potential to reduce costs significantly?    
  • Is there a way to increase/maximize a current revenue-generating stream?    
  • Is there a big, creative idea you’ve always had that may be limited by inherent or perceived limitations?   
  • Are there things we’re doing today that have less value to students than they did in the past?   
  • Which things should we stop doing to free up resources and expertise for priority efforts?  

Guidance for submitting questions: Please first check the FAQ on the Teams site to see if your question is already answered before submitting.