John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Foundations of Excellence® Launch Meeting

Participation will begin with a required Launch Meeting designed to give institutional participants and stakeholders specific information and hands-on experience with all elements of the Foundations’ process.

There will be no fees charged to the participating institution for this launch meeting provided by the Institute (additional fees will apply outside of US or Canada), but the travel costs of Institute Staff will need to be reimbursed by the institution. The institution will also be responsible for any printing, audio-visual, and catering, space rental, and other meeting costs.

During the Launch Meeting institutional participants will learn about the Foundation of Excellence conceptual model, and become familiar with key Foundations’ components including:

  • The Foundational Dimensions®
  • The Current Practices Inventory (CPI)
  • The Performance Indicators (PI’s)
  • Surveys
  • Dimension Reports
  • The Action Plan
  • Project Timeline
  • Task Force Organization
  • Lessons learned from prior participants

The meeting will be presented in a format designed to foster networking and FoE Taskforce development and also relationship development with members of the Gardner Institute staff.

Each institutional participant will have access to the web-based components of the Foundations of Excellence process. Each participant will log on to the institution’s unique site on the FoEtec® web site during the meeting. To make this possible, we request that each participant bring a wireless laptop computer to the meeting.