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Updated LIS Focus Document (draft)

At a recent retreat, the AD Team reviewed and updated the LIS Current Focus document. The current version of the document can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/lis/about/priorities , while the draft of the updated version can be found at http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhb56n4x_221g6bb7sft . Before we finalize this, we thought it would be useful to collect comments, questions, and suggestions. Questions we have are:

  1. Is this document useful? If so, how?
  2. What could we do to make the document more useful?
  3. What’s on the list that shouldn’t be on the list?
  4. What’s missing from the list?

We also worry that this list of priorities may be confusing, given the project directory and our strategic planning website , both of which provide ways of looking at our work. The hope is that the Focus Document will complement these, rather than being yet another list of things that we are working on.

I plan to post a final version of this shortly.

Agenda for 20 May Manager’s Meeting

1. Discuss assessment pilot projects (see https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYZPHKugPdOiZGNzdDV0aDNfMjVnNnpma2ZmMg&hl=en )

2. Discuss annual planning calendar (see http://sites.middlebury.edu/lis/2010/05/19/annual-planning-calendar/ )

3. Brainstorm ideas for how to orient new staff members to LIS (we’ll post the list of ideas to the blog after the meeting)

Annual Planning Calendar

The AD team has constructed an annual calendar that we are using to help make sure that we stay on top of our regularly occurring activities around planning, budgeting, assessing, and communicating. We thought that it would be useful to share that calendar with the rest of LIS in order for everyone to be ‘singing from the same song sheet’.

That calendar can be found at http://bit.ly/bD3JFu .

Feel free to add comments below to suggest other items we might want to add to our calendar.