Dean's Dialogue

November 16, 2019

November 13 All College Meeting

Members from the CBE community were introduced to the college’s strategic planning task groups and their leads at the November 13 all College meeting. Dean Cheng expressed her recognition to all the efforts that have been going into the strategic planning effort. Facilitation team co-chair Ken-Yu Lin overviewed recent progress and introduced the eleven task…


October 12, 2019

Task Group Formation

The next phase in the strategic planning process is the formation of task groups of faculty, staff, and students from across the College to dig into the key themes identified by the Facilitation Team after the October 5 retreat.  We are looking for volunteers or nominations of individuals to lead or participate in each task…


October 11, 2019

CBE All College Retreat Recap

group of people talking around a conference table littered with strategic planning documents

On Saturday, October 5, members of the CBE community gathered at CERC (UW Center for Education and Research in Construction) for a full-day retreat to kick off the 2019-20 strategic planning process.  Participation: In total, 95 people attended and participated in at least part of the retreat. This included 47 faculty and instructors (19 ARCH,…


October 2, 2019

CBE Strategic Planning: Retreat Saturday, October 5

Dear colleagues, We are looking forward to seeing all of your at CERC this Saturday, October 5, for the CBE Strategic Planning Kickoff Retreat. The retreat kicks off with a continental breakfast at 8am. Business begins at 9am sharp. You can see event details below. All our best, CBE Strategic Plan Facilitation Team Retreat Logistics Saturday, October 5 9am to 5pm (with breakfast starting…


August 21, 2019

Strategic Planning: Process Facilitators selected

Please RSVP for our all-college CBE retreat on October 5 if you have not done so already. There is an option to let us know if you are unable to attend, as well. Please RSVP for this event either way. Thank you! In other news, we’ve selected Ted Sive and Rico Quirindongo as our facilitators for the CBE all-college retreat and to support us…


August 7, 2019

Strategic Planning: Retreat invite and website live

The facilitation team is moving along with the strategic planning work this summer, and we have a few updates to share: The logistics for the college-wide retreat have been confirmed. We will come together on Saturday, October 5, from 9am to 5pm at CERC in Magnuson Park. RSVP to let us know you can make…


July 31, 2019

Strategic Planning Kickoff

Dear colleagues, We hope you are enjoying your summer and can take a few moments to read this short update on the 2019-20 CBE Strategic Planning process. First, we’d like to thank the p-cubed group once again for their work in the spring and to introduce the strategic planning facilitation team. At the recommendation of p-cubed, a facilitation team was formed…


May 24, 2019

Dean’s Dialogue Discussion Series Summary: Research Impact

On Wednesday, May 22nd, over a dozen people gathered in Architecture Hall, or joined the discussion via Zoom, to discuss the topic of research impact as the last session of the Dean’s Dialogue Discussion Series launched by the College of Built Environments’ dean, Renée Cheng. Participants in the meeting comprised of faculty, students, and professional advisory group…


May 20, 2019

Dean’s Dialogue Discussion Series Summary: Collaboration

On Wednesday, May 15th, over a dozen people gathered in Architecture Hall, or joined the discussion via Zoom, to discuss the topic of collaboration as part of the Dean’s Dialogue Discussion Series launched by the College of Built Environments’ dean, Renée Cheng. Participants in the meeting comprised of faculty, students, alumni, and professional advisory group representatives from…


May 9, 2019

Dean’s Dialogue Discussion Series Summary: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

On Wednesday, May 1st, over 25 people gathered in Gould Hall, or joined the discussion via Zoom, to discuss the topic of equity, diversity, and inclusion as part of the Dean’s Dialogue Discussion Series launched by the College of Built Environments’ new dean, Renée Cheng. Participants in the meeting comprised of faculty, students, alumni, and professional advisory…


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