Cluster Support | September 14, 2017

On Thursday, September 14, we gathered with Justice & Security and Tourism, Environment & Sustainable Development faculty along with staff from the Financial Services Center, Marketing Communications, University Advancement, Student Affairs, ITS, HR, and Admissions. As a group, we spent 2-hours exploring how to integrate support services and processes with existing functional support across campus for these two clusters. Over the summer, J&S and TESD identified support needs in the areas of communications, projects, partnerships, and operations that are to be completed outside the cluster; as we look to pilot these support functions, we want to ensure that they are appropriately integrated with existing campus processes.

Documents Explored:

  • Grid with Functions & Tasks: Click here to view
  • Functional Support Area Descriptions: Click here to view
  • Note: For both of these documents, functions and tasks are described, these do not necessitate positions for each function. Functions may be carried out by one or multiple staff, or a team.


During the meeting, it was asked that folks make connections, points of integration, and place questions around these functional support areas. A transcription of these points shared on posters can be viewed here.


Functional areas were consolidated between Justice & Security and Tourism, Environment & Sustainable Development. Their proposed (draft) structures can be found here: