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Leaning Into the Future

“To further develop our students’ minds and advance their careers, we must meet them in ways that align with their varied learning styles and stages in life. That is a significant part of our mission.”

– President Mark Kennedy

 
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The Denver Post

Guest Column: Campus Changes We’re Seeing Reflect Fundamental Shift in Higher Education

As college students nationwide begin a fall semester like no other, it is tempting to label this an historic moment. This is much more than a moment in time, however. It is not merely a pause before we return to business as usual. It is a movement.
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CU Connections

CU Working to Coordinate Its Constituent Relationship Management

The main goal for the project is to develop a systemwide CRM strategy and supporting technical architecture that includes Recruitment and Admissions, Student Experience, and Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Expected benefits include improving student success, standardization of student data, more effective information technology and lower costs.
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CU Connections

CU Taps Alpha Education to Advise CU Online Business Model

Alpha Education LLC will advise CU as it advances the CU Online systemwide, centralized operations. The move will allow the CU Online fall 2021 launch to remain on track after the Online Acceleration Committee was put on hold when it was determined the proposed financial model was unsustainable.
Harper Johnson
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CU Connections

Transformation and Innovation Program: Who’s who

The effort at the system level is led by the recently formed Program Management Office, which is based in the Office of the President. The Program Management Office follows the systemwide IT strategy as determined by the president and chancellors, and works closely with the TIP Steering Committee.
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Planning for an Uncertain Future

On July 27, 2020, the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce hosted the panel discussion, “U.S. Higher Education: Planning for an Uncertain Future.” Joining other higher education leaders in Colorado, I had the privilege of outlining how CU is addressing the challenges – and opportunities – of the moment.
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CU Connections

Early details of CU Online initiative presented to university leadership

The co-chairs of the University of Colorado’s online education initiative last week presented to the president and campus chancellors some of the early recommendations from the Online Accelerator Committee that are related to supporting growth in fully online academic programs in the systemwide CU Online effort.
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CU Connections

CU Transformation and Innovation Program sets systemwide IT goals

Launched last year as a key component of our strategic planning process, the Transformation and Innovation Program (TIP) recently debuted its website highlighting systemwide efforts to better leverage technology’s role in advancing CU's mission.
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CU Connections

President Kennedy, Board of Regents set leadership goals for 2020-21

At CU we recognize that issues tied to the coronavirus pandemic and the heightened movement against racial injustice will frame the key challenges for the coming year.
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Daily Camera

Amid pandemic and upheaval, CU regents look forward

University of Colorado’s Board of Regents met over Zoom on Wednesday for a retreat to discuss goals for the upcoming year, including addressing diversity and inclusion, navigating the hurdles of the coronavirus pandemic and practicing good governance.
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CU Connections

Website details CU’s efforts to ramp up online presence

CU’s Online Accelerator Committee (OAC) is living up to its name, pushing forward to meet a late October deadline for recommendations to the president and chancellors on how best to build the structure and processes to help the university grow its capacity and enrollment in online education.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Spurred by Coronavirus, Some Colleges Rush to Move Online

How do colleges plan for the long term when they are reacting to the uncertainty of a global pandemic and an economic crisis?
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CU on the Air

The importance of innovation for CU in the age of COVID-19 and beyond

CU on the Air again talks to CU President Kennedy about the University of Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and its transformation to greater technology and online learning.
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The Gazette

GUEST COLUMN: Pandemic has accelerated innovation in education

The pandemic has accelerated digital forces that were in motion, disrupting most every activity and institution, including higher education.
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CU Connections

CU to substantially ramp up online education efforts

President Kennedy stresses new urgency in growing ‘pockets of excellence.’
Looking to tomorrow

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April 2020

Working for today, looking to tomorrow

Our world today is different, with many once-familiar things turned upside down. Between now and when we return to normal, or a slightly altered version of normal, we are facing the difficulties and opportunities that lie ahead for our society and our university with resolution and purpose.
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CU on the Air

CU on the Air: CU, yesterday and today

In this special episode of CU on the Air, we talk with University of Colorado President Mark R. Kennedy about what CU is doing to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff as well as emergency plans in place and long-term impact on the university.
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The Denver Post

Mark Kennedy: Underfunding CU endangers our state’s future

Economic vitality will depend on new technologies and ventures emerging from research to replace jobs eliminated by automation.
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January 2020

New decade, old challenges

As we begin a new decade, it’s interesting to look at the one just passed. In 2010, Uber and Airbnb were only a couple of years into disrupting transportation and lodging. The iPhone was 2 years old but had already changed how we use technology. Instagram launched. Tesla’s battery-powered Model S was two years away.
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President Kennedy's commencement speech at CU Colorado Springs

President Mark R. Kennedy spoke to the fall 2019 graduates at UCCS on Dec. 20, 2019, about Leaning into the Future and to do well, and also do good.
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A message on Strategic Planning from CU President Mark Kennedy

Strategic planning at CU will create a roadmap that focuses the university’s strategic priorities for the next five years and beyond.
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Colorado Politics

Q&A with Mark Kennedy | Leading CU toward the 'fourth industrial revolution'

With the dust now settled and a new academic year underway, we reached out to Kennedy for this week's Q&A.
Revolution

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September 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

There’s something timeless about school starting in the fall. The academic year is underway and CU’s four campuses are beehives of activity. The beginning of the semester is not far different from how it has been for centuries at universities around the world.
CU In The Media
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KOA

CU President Mark Kennedy Talks Start of School

CU President Mark Kennedy joins us to discuss the start of the school year and how he's adjusted to his new position so far.
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CU President Mark Kennedy Introduction to the 2019 COLTT Conference

CU President Mark Kennedy Introduction to the 2019 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference at the University of Colorado.
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CU on the Air

Catching up with CU’s 23rd president – what’s ahead?

CU on The Air talks with new University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, who was named by the Board of Regents on May 2 to be the 23rd President of the University of Colorado system.
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Westword

New CU President Mark Kennedy on Past Controversies, Big Goals

Since I've been here, I've been broadly engaging all the elements of the state and the nation that are important to CU. I've met with the governor, I've met with all but one of the federal legislators at the Capitol conference in Washington.
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Mark Kennedy chosen as CU President

Mark Kennedy on May 2 was elected the 23rd president of the University of Colorado by a 5-4 vote by the Board of Regents.