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Weekly Update – May 2, 2010

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Happy May!!  Wow, we are wrapping up another semester and it seems like it just flew by!!

As I reflect back on my week, much of it was spent learning about our technical programs.  On Monday and Tuesday, I observed a number of the program review presentations that were conducted at the South Campus. I was quite impressed with the presentations and the conversations about successes, concerns, and needs. One presenter made the comment that she normally feels good when she completes a review and presentation, but in this case she realized that there was more work that needed to be done. Basically, she found that digging deeper into the data generated more questions about student success and future actions that should be considered. There were several interventions presented, such as the educational planning sheets, which allow faculty to work more closely with students in developing goals and timelines. This is a promising intervention that all three campuses are implementing.  I do plan to review the presentations that I missed. I know a great deal of time and work went into the program review process. It is critical that we take the time to analyze our programs in this type of detail, which is clearly part of our continuous improvement process (Plan, Do, Check, Act) and part of our San Jac Data & You initiative. Thank you to the faculty, department chairs, staff members, and deans who worked on the program review documents and presentations. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – February 28, 2010

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Good morning everyone —

We sure enjoyed a beautiful weekend, plus an exciting last few days of the Winter Olympics.   That hockey game Sunday was tortuous!  I hope you are having a great semester, and that things are going well in the classroom and in the offices and service areas. Thank you all for everything you do to ensure our students succeed! Read the rest of this entry »