On Oct. 10, 2019, the Fox Strategic Plan 2025 launched. To celebrate all we have accomplished over the last year and to look forward to what we aim to do in the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fox School will host a week-long celebration from Oct. 19-23, 2020.
The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) will also debut their newly launched Strategic Plan.
Calendar of Events
Each day of the week will highlight a different pillar that comprises the Strategic Plan. The events and communications on that day will celebrate where we have gone and where we hope to go from here. Keep an eye on your inbox for daily messages from the Fox Brief with more information!
Monday, Oct. 19: Educational Innovation
This past year has been extraordinarily challenging for institutions of learning around the world. While facing unprecedented circumstances, our faculty and staff have risen above and beyond to deliver enhanced and innovative education to our students.
Fox Without Borders Preview
Monday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.
The Fox Without Borders program is one of several new initiatives launched by Fox International Programs as a co-curricular opportunity to keep students and alumni engaged in the global business space. Though nothing can match the tactile feel of international travel, the programs work to surround participants with meaningful exposure to the global business environment. This includes virtual city tours, interaction with foreign business leaders and cultural experiences, among other things.
Due to the level of interest by faculty and staff, this session will give a taste of the virtual immersion experience and a preview of the Fox Without Borders: Faculty/Staff Edition that the International Programs Office will offer in the spring.
Strategic Plan: One Year in Review Town Hall
Monday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.
The week will kick-off with a Town Hall where leadership will discuss the State of the School, share the week’s upcoming activities and information and answer questions.
Tuesday, Oct. 20: Research Leadership
Fox researchers are making an impact in academia, industry and society as a whole. New ideas benefit our students, inform business practice and improve policy. Stay engaged with the best of our school’s research.
Empathy in Education Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m.
Why is empathy important in all aspects of education? In this interactive workshop, facilitated by TL Hill, director of the Translational Research Center (TRC), Joan Allatta and Dave Nash, participants will explore the uses of empathy in generating more impact—in research, learning and service. Inspired by the TRC’s recent series of articles on empathy, the workshop invites participants to think through how empathy can be a tactic to enhance the impact of everything we do at Fox. From communicating research out to colleagues, executives and students to inspiring research questions, classroom lessons and student services, join the discussion about how to enhance research, learning and service with empathy!
Resiliency in The Time of Corona
Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to join “Resiliency in The Time of Corona,” a speaker series event sponsored by Cigna and coordinated by the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD). Panelists will discuss strategies for resilience, specifically tailored to the current stresses of COVID-19. Take this quiz to learn how well you bounce back from stressful situations.
Wednesday, Oct. 21: Inclusive Culture
People are the backbone of the Fox School. Our community is committed to a diverse, supportive and inclusive working and learning environment. We care for each other, find common ground and work together to make our community better.
Passion Projects: Sushi Making Class sponsored by APC
Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m.
In a class sponsored by the Fox and STHM Administrative Programs Council (APC), Kelly O’Donnell from Development and Alumni Relations will give faculty and staff a demo of sushi making, her quarantine hobby. Register to receive a list of materials in advance so you join along in the demonstration!
Thursday, Oct. 22: Community Engagement
Part of the mission of Temple University and the Fox School is to leave its mark on Philadelphia and society by helping to improve conditions in our community. During the penultimate day of the Strategic Plan year in review celebration, we will leverage the expertise of our community to expand our perspectives.
Peer-to-Peer Workshop: Overcoming Challenges sponsored by IEI
Thursday, Oct. 22 at 12 p.m.
We’ve all faced challenges over the last year, both personal and professional. While the current environment can feel isolating, our Fox community is here to help you. Join in a design thinking workshop, led by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute’s Rob McNamee, to identify common obstacles and find ideas or solutions from our peers.
Friday, Oct. 23: Celebration Culmination
The final day of the Strategic Plan: One Year in Review weeklong celebration will be a time to reflect on the past and for Fox and our partners to provide guidance for navigating the future.
APC/Faculty Engagement Committee Coffee Chat
Friday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m.
Join the APC and Faculty Engagement Committee for a mid-semester virtual coffee break with faculty and staff.
Professionalism in the Time of Corona
Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m.
There are no clear rules in unprecedented situations. In particular, students face significant challenges about understanding professionalism in the workplace when their workplace is virtual. Students, as well as the faculty and staff who support them, are invited to a presentation by Cigna on professionalism in the time of COVID-19.