Communications Plan

The working group on communications met and would like to suggest the following as a communications strategy for the CBC.

Goals:

  1. Assure the campus that the CBC is working on the budget in a collaborative way.
  2. Assure the campus that the CBC and CPC are able to link the strategic plan with the budget.
  3. Inform the campus about issues that affect the budget and about personnel issues, such as salary increases.
  4. Educate the campus about major issues that affect or drive the budget.
  5. Open up a line of communications with the student government and the student body.

Proposal:

  1. After every meeting of the CBC Nancy will create a formal set of minutes that will be placed on the CBC web page. An abbreviated set of minutes with appropriate links to handouts and narratives will also be sent to all employees. This contact with everyone on campus on a biweekly basis will give us the ability to address goals 1 – 4 without having to create a separate mailing. This would not preclude a periodic email updating the campus with more specific information about specific topics.
  2. We have never communicated with students before about budget issues except for our annual meeting with the Student Senate. We have a few ideas on how to get the information out to students who want to know without sending e-mail to all students.
    1. Our student representatives should ask the student senate to add the CBC link to their home page, so that any student wishing to have access would be able to find it.
    2. The CBC should approach the Clock and try and get someone from their staff to do a regular column on budget issues that deal directly with students, such as room rates and technology fees. This column would refer to the Student Senate home page.

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a […]

Example Image

Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college […]

Example Image

Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age […]