Submit Securing Our Future ideas; new materials in Teams site 

The Marquette 2031: Securing Our Future Steering Committee continues to review ideas submitted through the  ideas and questions portal and will be share ideas with relevant university leaders in academic and administrative units to consider as part of their own team brainstorms. Be sure to submit your ideas soon so they can be reviewed and routed. 

A pinned post in the General channel’s Post section promotes the link to the ideas and questions portal. As a reminder, the objectives for the Securing Our Future initiative are to find permanent solutions that reduce actual costs or increase revenue.   

New fact sheets, list of stakeholder meetings 

Based on campus feedback trends over the past few weeks, new  topic-based fact sheets have been added to the university’s Securing Our Future Teams site to address frequently mentioned topics at campus meetings or in the portal in a visual, at-a-glance format. Available fact sheets include:  

  • Budget shortfall vs. structural deficit 
  • Enrollment insights 
  • Key facts about fundraising 
  • Role of the Board of Trustees 
  • Major capital projects funding 
  • Student wellness and Wellness + Helfaer Rec renovation  
  • 3% operating margin  
  • Securing Our Future process  

Additionally, an updated list of more than 40 campus stakeholder meetings that the co-chairs have held or that are scheduled is available in the Updates file folder. 

All Securing Our Future Teams site updates and materials can be found on the General channel. The Files section in this channel contains subfolders for the following:   

  • Academic Workgroup Recommendations 2020-21 materials  
  • Fact Sheets  
  • FAQ  
  • Updates (includes a collection of Marquette Today stories and other standalone materials, such as the Steering Committee member list)