Recommendation from the Subcommittee on Public Input
The subcommittee met on July 27, 2005, and had the following consensus (of all
present) for recommendations to the Task Force:
That the purpose of this first stage of public input for the task force is to energize a broad cross section of stakeholders to develop a vision of the future of public higher education in Central Maine. Secondarily we felt the process may become a model for the state to gather input, energize constituents and build support for higher education.
That we utilize the Appreciative Inquiry process for this first stage of public input, and for the Task Force session integrating this input.
That we go forward on a Saturday, so that people are fresh, and not tired after work. Saturday, October 1st is recommended.
That we utilize the full time that this process requires (whether that is 5 or 6 hours), with the understanding that some people may not choose to devote this much time, but that the people that come will be those who are most concerned about this issue.
That we utilize the ITV system if possible in order to link in UCB, and possibly KVCC – with adjunct facilitators on-site in these locations.
That we utilize Innovation Partners International for facilitation of the process.
That all members of the Task Force be encouraged to participate in the day.
The following responsibilities were designated for preparation:
2) Communication plan
3) Preparation of AI questions, along with IPI