Progress continues around the planning process for the Western Campus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) to be located in Morganton, with numerous meetings and planning sessions to be held during the month of May, and the launch of a new online dashboard to share details and milestones of the new campus.
Members of the Core Planning Team are participating in two meetings during the month of May to draw tighter definition around the site location and the framework for the educational program vision. Members will be on site in Morganton on May 4 for a series of meetings that will be hosted at the North Carolina School for the Deaf. Later in the month, the Core Planning Team will reconvene at Duda|Paine Architects on May 15 to continue their deliberations.
As the advance planning process marches forward, a key upcoming milestone is the May 26 meeting of the NCSSM Board of Trustees. During this meeting, leaders are cautiously optimistic that a recommendation will be presented on the site location of the new campus. The project managers will also present an update to the Board of Trustees on the evolving educational program.
NCSSM leadership remains committed to an inclusive and well-informed process as these decisions are reached by the institution. To date, more than 1,600 respondents have submitted a survey and nearly 500 constituents have participated in a focus group. As momentum builds toward achieving consensus on the site and educational program among the Core Planning Team, NCSSM is excited to launch a new online dashboard to share details and milestones associated with the new campus.
“Throughout this process, the school and the Core Planning Team have demonstrated a commitment to informed alumni and community involvement,” says Grayson Cooper ‘08, member of the NCSSM Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Western Campus Core Planning Team. “We hope that this new dashboard will further that objective as the go-to place for members of the NCSSM community and others to stay abreast of developments and to actively contribute to the planning process.”
The new dashboard was developed by Public Impact, an educational policy and consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, and launched on May 1. The goal of the dashboard is to provide details on the process and progress of the project through an interactive and user-friendly online environment. The dashboard also allows for feedback to be shared and will continuously be updated with new information as it becomes available during the weeks, months, and years ahead. View the dashboard and learn more about NCSSM-Morganton at https://www.ncssm.edu/morgantoncampus.