Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico made an offer to Tyler students to create works for her private collection, pay them for their works and feature selected pieces in an on-campus exhibition.
proposal came to fruition Sept. 30 at Paley Library with "The Provost's Art Collection: An Exhibition," which ran in the library until Oct. 2.
"Actually, it was my suggestion to the Provost's Arts Commission
that the provost have an art collection," said Roberta Sloan, the Provost's Art Commission Chair.
"The commission members were enthusiastic, as was Deputy Provost Richard Englert, and then Provost Lisa wholeheartedly supported the idea."
Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico attended Temple Student Government's first senate meeting Monday Feb. 2 to discuss Temple's Strategy Compass, which the Board of Trustees confirmed earlier this year.
The compass is a navigational tool for what provost Staiano-Coico and her committee would like to see Temple become.
The four points of the compass are "Access to Excellence - Opportunities for Success, Research Excellence, Metro-Engagement, and to become a University with a Global Commitment," while "Temple
" is the destination.
Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico
"This plan is built on your excellence," Staiano-Coico
expressed gratitude for the feedback.
is a special place because of you, each and every one of you," Staiano-Coico
said to those in attendance.
asked those who made comments to e-mail her
could follow up with their concerns.
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Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico is creating new initiatives to improve Temple's academic affairs.
This month, nine work groups created to focus on particular topics of Temple's academic life and student success offered Staiano-Coico
their initial suggestions to improve the university.
The plans are being debated by the Academic Planning Steering Committee
and by a roundtable and will eventually be presented to the provost for final review.
"Stay tuned because it will be very fascinating to see [what happens], because I've never done a planning process the way we've done this one," Staiano-Coico
Temple Student Government's
Vice President for Academic Affairs Eric Stephenson was the only student on the steering committee and offered a student's perspective on issues.
"[The initiatives] will change the dynamic of Temple
for the better because we are addressing issues that needed to be addressed but haven't been thus far," Stephenson said.
Since the beginning of the Fall 2007 semester, 176 members of Temple
's community - including faculty, administrators, staff and alumni - have been meeting on these committees in an effort to reshape the Temple we know today, Staiano-Coico
said they paid special attention to making sure the group was balanced with many different backgrounds and ideas.
"You need lots of different voices and different perspectives because by having discussions and debates, that's how you really begin to hone in on what are the core values.
We need all of those voices to be heard," Staiano-Coico
said that these initiatives are the first part of the three-part plan for Temple
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Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico said the goal is to make sure the policy got on the books so students didn't get punished for representing Temple in the larger world.
"For Temple students to be able to have a very well-rounded education, part of that is being able to participate with other universities," Staiano-Coico
"It's also very important from the university's perspective.
said the proposal for new guidelines was mentioned to her
after beginning at Temple last semester.