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President Leebron addressed a capacity crowd of faculty about the Call to Conversation following his annual State of the University address and has visited with faculty in nearly every department‚ as well as through individual meetings and conversations. In her introduction of the State of the University address‚ Faculty Senate speaker Marjorie Corcoran observed that President Leebron had encouraged students and faculty “to start thinking differently about Rice and its relationship to the broader community. This is a remarkable opportunity for all of us to step back‚ reflect‚ think about where we have been‚ where we are now‚ where we are going‚ and where we want to go‚” she said. “This is not just an opportunity. We also have a responsibility to give some deep thought to these issues and take part in the conversation.”

In its endorsement of the “creative and inclusive” C2C process‚ the Faculty Senate stated that faculty “acknowledge the fundamental importance of the issues raised in the initial Call to Conversation document and are grateful to President Leebron for inviting reflection about these at the outset of the planning process. Institutions sometimes resist change‚ and it takes courage to ask the basic questions about size‚ mission‚ and focus that this document put forth.”

Faculty Senate Endorsement 

Faculty Meetings 

Conversation with members of the Faculty Senate
Faculty Open Forum at State of the University Address
Conversations with leaders of Rice centers and institutes
Conversations with full faculty:

Shepherd of Music 
Architecture School
Jones Graduate School of Management

Department Visits:

  • Anthropology 
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • English
  • French Studies
  • German & Slavic Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Naval Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Visual Arts