Academic Portfolio and Workload Reviews

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) and rpk GROUP (rpk) are collaborating on a project to ensure the six KBOR bachelors-granting institutions are offering academic programs that align with Kansas’ goals for the State’s higher education enterprise, meet student expectations for programs centered on student success and increasing their employability, and efficiently deliver faculty and staff resources across each institution, division, and department. KBOR and rpk will work with system and campus stakeholders to ensure transparency and collaboration to create recommendations to optimize the system to achieve increased student outcomes and institutional efficiencies. rpk will provide KBOR with Academic Portfolio and Workload reviews. Both deliverables will include actionable recommendations and frameworks for future analyses to allow KBOR to continuously improve the system and elevate further the work institutions are doing to serve the citizens of Kansas.

To this end, KBOR and rpk have formed a Steering Team to inform the project’s development, review analyses as they are completed, provide feedback, and raise opportunities for additional communication and stakeholder engagement. The initial meeting of the Steering Team was on April 6, 2022, and additional dates will be posted as scheduled.

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Steering Team Meetings:

April 6, 2022 Presentation Recording Summary

The members of the Steering Team are the following:

Kansas Board of Regents
Shelly Kiblinger, Ed.D.
Jon Rolph (Vice-Chair)
Allen Schmidt
Wint Winter, J.D.

Emporia State University
Gary Wyatt, Ph.D. – Provost
JoLanna Kord, Ph.D. – Assistant Provost
Ray Lauber – Executive Director of Human Resources

Fort Hays State University
Jill Arensdorf, Ph.D. – Provost
Angela Pool-Funai, Ph.D. - Assistant Provost/Dean of the Graduate School
Joe Bain, J.D. - University General Counsel

Kansas State University
Chuck Taber, Ph.D. – Provost
Tanya Gonzalez, Ph.D. – Interim Associate Provost
Debbie Mercer, Ph.D. – Dean, College of Education

Pittsburg State University
Howard Smith, Ph.D. – Provost
Paul Grimes, Ph.D. – Dean of Kelce College of Business
Jamie Brooksher, J.D. – University General Counsel

University of Kansas
Barb Bichelmeyer, Ph.D. – Provost
Chris Brown, Ph.D. – Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Jen Roberts, Ph.D. – Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

Wichita State University
Shirley Lefever, Ph.D. – Provost
Linnea GlenMaye, Ph.D. - Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Clay Stoldt, Ed.D. – Interim Dean, College of Applied Studies