Readiness Winthrop is a 15-month campus-wide initiative authorized by the Winthrop Board of Trustees in early 2010. Read the resolution now.
In launching the initiative in April of that year, Winthrop Anthony DiGiorgio described the coming work to faculty and staff as follows:
“In the good old days, it often was said that educational readiness was about delivering
the 3R’s – reading, writing and ‘rithmetic.
“What a simple time that was. Now, we have to employ at least 5R’s more to achieve readiness for
what lies ahead for Winthrop. We will need to:
“But the end goal is the most important 'R' of all: And that’s Readiness – and by that, I mean both readiness for meeting fiscal realities… another R word…. as well as Readiness to meet our students’ evolving educational expectations in a global society that is increasingly organized around a global economy.”
- Review how we do everything we do.
- Reflect about how we can do it more effectively and efficiently, while adhering to the essential values
that help define us
- Re-think what is key for every student to know, and how we can use the technologies our students
adore to assist their learning
- Reduce our level of spending while retaining our dedication to quality and value, and even perhaps ...
- Reorganize ourselves as necessary, so that we achieve the readiness that is our goal for this process
One year later, in April 2011, President DiGiorgio outlined a set of fast-track Readiness Winthrop priorities for which implementation was already underway, as well as next steps that would be integrated into Winthrop’s 2011-2012 iteration of its Vision of Distinction annual work plan.
Read further information about the results of the Readiness Winthrop initiative and plan for its implementation.
Read President DiGiorgio's text from the Readiness Initiative speech.