Academic initiatives for campus master planning

We invite your participation in upcoming conversations about academic priorities and campus master planning. We are seeking to identify and prioritize initiatives that will support the university's academic, student life, and research goals and are impacted by physical development decisions. Your participation is important as you can help pinpoint those ideas that will ensure the future growth and continued success of the university. It is in this spirit that I invite you to attend upcoming Town Hall meetings on May 22 (2-3:30 pm), May 23 (12-1:30 pm) and May 28 (10-11:30). The conversations on May 22 and May 23 will take place in Kiva Auditorium in Ritter Annex. We will have remote locations at Ambler (Learning Center 301), TUCC (room 208), Harrisburg (room 252) and the Health Sciences Campus (Student Faculty Center conference room C), for those wishing to participate but unable to join us in person for either or both of these meetings. The meeting on May 28 will take place at the Health Sciences Campus in the Student Faculty Center conference room C.

The Town Hall meeting on May 22 will focus on research, programs and physical spaces and the May 23 meeting will focus on the role of students, teaching and learning, in both cases as they relate to the campus master planning process. The May 28 meeting at HSC will focus on research, programs and physical spaces as well as the role of students, teaching and learning. If you are attending and require accommodations, please let us know by email ( no later than May 17.

We will be taping these sessions for those unable to attend. There will be a secure log-in for those interested in listening to the conversation but unable to attend in person or by conference.

I hope that you will join us for these important conversations. We're interested in your ideas and input as we move forward in a process that will result in a list of priorities to help shape the master planning process and ensure that Temple continues to think strategically about students, curriculum, the educational needs of our community and the future of public higher education.

Hai-Lung Dai
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs