Archive for November, 2010


Weekly Update – November 21, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

What a week!!  San Jacinto College has been in the center of the limelight!!  Let me explain.  On Wednesday in Dallas, the College received the Partners Award from the Texas Workforce Commission, due to the work of the Continuing and Professional Development Division and the over $4.4 million in training grants that are currently under management. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – November 14, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

This week was busy with trips to Austin and Washington, D.C., to review legislative agenda items at both the State and Federal levels. As you have heard, the emphasis at both levels is student success and completion and how funding will eventually be tied to these outcomes. There is also much discussion around how educational institutions can achieve these goals but still ensure that educational excellence and quality are the touchstones. These are important conversations and ones that the Board of Trustees, the Strategic Leadership Team, and I take part in through our Federal and State legislatures and organizations such as AACC, TACC, and THECB.  We will continue to emphasize these discussions and keep all areas throughout the institution up to date on these important issues and initiatives. If we don’t keep educational excellence and quality as our foundation, we—students, institutions, the region, and the country—will all lose in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – November 7, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community – 

Did you enjoy the “fall back” this weekend? Even though I slept in, I felt like I accomplished more than on a “normal” day and had a little extra spunk! Let’s see how long it lasts!

On Monday, we had our monthly Board workshop and meeting. At the workshop, the focus was on strategic goal #3, Workforce and Economic Development. We reviewed a detailed report completed by the Workforce and Economic Development Council which included a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) assessment, review of major workforce sectors in our region, and recommendations for enhancing our efforts in the workforce training area. Additionally, we reviewed the institutional monitoring report on our Continuing Professional Development division; our non-credit offerings cover such areas as leisure/lifelong learning, workforce training, and business and professions. As part of this report, we reviewed various key performance indicators related to industry partnerships, workforce grant activities, new program developments, and small business support activities. If you are interested in reviewing the reports, they can be viewed here:

Workforce and Economic Development Report

CPD Institutional Monitoring Report

You will hear more about strategies around this area in a few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »