The Strategic Planning Core Team (SPCT) is hosting an idea wall, set up Sept. 11 in the Yellowjacket Union Atrium. A white board is provided to share suggestions for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. To the left and right side of the board are prompts that state, “Share your ideas about the future of UW-Superior,” to help manage suggestion topics.
The SPCT want “students, faculty, and staff…to provide input into the strategic planning process,” so they understand what UWS members want to see happen on campus in the future, according to a press release sent by Laurel Eaton to all campus members. Using sticky notes, visitors left a diverse group of suggestions in the short time the idea wall has been available.
The most common requests for change are for better internet, free/reduced parking, more financial aid/scholarships, on-campus housing improvements (including but not limited to more organized housing, more rooms), better food options/vegetarian options/fruit, and air conditioning.
Other requests included more campus events such as concerts, a “Bagel station,” “Administration regaining the students’ trust back after [program] cuts,” graduate STEM degrees, recycling in the residence halls, “allow ‘jacket cash to be used everywhere,” better maintenance, free/available feminine products in residence hall bathrooms, and more athletics pictures (particularly hockey).
The SPCT are also hosting open sessions in YU 201 to allow opportunities for input. The remaining session dates are as follows:
Monday, Sept. 23rd, 12:00pm in YU 201
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 12:00pm in YU 201
Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 12:00pm in YU 201