The Staff Assembly Campus Communications Committee was charged with evaluating changes in communications since 2015. The intent of the 2015 report was to provide actionable items to campus leadership to improve organizational communications so that staff are more engaged, and can contribute ideas and identify issues. The intent was to also improve staff awareness of critical issues facing and decisions made by campus leaders.

The 2017 committee’s efforts focused on interviewing individuals across campus with a communications role that could speak of communications changes since 2015, or new programs in progress or planned. Out of the 22 colleges, schools and administrative units, including the hospital, the committee was able to interview 18 of these units and find common patterns.