Chris Sealy, Project Management Posse
Perhaps you're wondering what in the world is happening with JUC's big Making Room effort. After all that hoopla before the spring vote to support the search for a larger campus to help us better fulfill our mission - the meetings, the videos, the articles, the vote itself, and then - nothing? What's up with that?
Essentially, we're waiting for more specific and detailed information about what we're calling the leading contender, and at the same time keeping an eye out for other possibilities in our search area.
But we can't just sit around and wait! We're setting up our "gap strategies" to make use of this quiet time and get some good work done. Essentially, we want to dig into things like: what things/spaces are so definitively JUC that we'd want to replicate them in a new space, what new things/spaces would we want to make sure we have in a new space (like showers for Family Promise, more classrooms and meeting spaces), and what would be the most logical and effective space usage to get the most out of a larger campus. We'll want lots of input on these questions, so stay tuned for a schedule of meetings as we dig into this process.
And in the meantime, check out the Finding Room web pageand think good thoughts about that patience-is-a-virtue thing...