Project Refresh Initiative Launches with Employee Survey

If you’ve logged into WesPortal recently you may have noticed a banner advertising “Project Refresh.” The link leads to a survey asking for feedback on programs, projects, or processes that “may no longer be necessary, or perhaps could be done more effectively” with the end goal of making working at Wesleyan “more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.”

The survey is just the first phase of Project Refresh, with plans for additional rounds of idea generation and collaboration (at all levels both within and across departments) as well as possible focus groups to further refine ideas in the fall. For now, the committee is working on gathering as much information as possible from the campus community and encourages everyone to fill out the survey. It will remain accessible through WesPortal until May 31, after which employees should contact Paul Turenne if they have additional questions or ideas they’d like to share.

The campuswide initiative is being led by a cross-departmental committee, whose members include:

Gemma Fontanella Ebstein, associate vice president for university relations
Rachael Barlow, associate director for assessment; visiting assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures
Jen Carlstrom, manager of design services
Mike Conte, director of physical plant operations
Rick Culliton, assistant vice president; dean of students
Lisa Sacks, assistant director for curricular initiatives
Lori Stethers, systems/emerging technologies librarian
Meghan Sullivan, associate director of alumni and parent relations
Paul Turenne, systems analyst
Karen Whalen, director of athletic fundraising

Other members and sub-committees may be added as the initiative progresses.