Human Resources Reimagined 2020

October 2, 2020

The July 15 Action Plan for a DEIG-Driven and Safe MICA has promised a strengthened Human Resources (HR) at MICA by Spring 2021.

As announced: “Human Resources, currently a part of Operation and Finance, will become an independent unit to report directly to the President by Spring 2021. This shift will position Human Resources as a more central function and help build its capacity as a core driver of institutional improvement and change. In light of the challenging fiscal year, this important reorganization will be accomplished in a budget-neutral manner.”

I am pleased to share that the work is progressing per plan. I hope to move HR under the Office of the President by the end of October while the full transition, including the search for a vice president, will take several months to be completed. I will share more details later this month when they are available and plan a community update on other actions promised in the July 15 campus memo by mid-October.

Today, I write to invite you to share your hopes and wishes for a reimagined HR at MICA.

Please complete this user-friendly survey to provide your input. There is a simple set of questions to help generate ideas, though you may contribute in whichever way you see fit, even visually. Please provide your input by the end of Friday, October 9, 2020. You can choose to identify yourself or not. Collected input will be made public at a later stage, in a purely anonymous manner.

Thank you in advance for your input!