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Update – January 27, 2017

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Hello San Jacinto College Community,

January has been a busy month!  I can’t believe it is nearly over.  I guess that is a sign how fast 2017 will be moving!  I want to provide you with an update on the following:  1) Enrollment, 2) 85th Legislative Session, and 3) Pathways.

Enrollment:  For the spring 2017 semester, our college enrollment is up — 2.4 percent in headcount and 2.5 percent in contact hours.  This is great news!  The deans, department chairs, and many faculty members have analyzed the enrollment areas so we understand gains and losses, but overall I am very pleased that we have netted an increase.   We will also be analyzing the spring enrollment in order to understand student persistence from fall to spring.  While recruiting new students is important, student retention and persistence are even more important. Our focus for the rest of the semester is retention and engagement. I know this is the hard work! Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – May 15, 2011

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Happy Week-End San Jacinto College Community!!

I bet many of you are breathing a sigh of relief after completing finals, grades, and graduation!  We sure know how to pack many critical activities into a short time period! I hope you can catch your breath before you head into next week’s busy-ness, summer hours, and then the mini-session!

I have to begin this correspondence with a few legislative updates, but to be perfectly honest, it is difficult to know where to begin. The conference committee on the budget has been established, but it is unlikely to be considered without a special session.  Again, this is a guess, but indicators point in that direction.  Momentum points (funding based on performance) passed in the House. If it continues to move forward, funding of momentum points would be considered an incentive model beginning the second year of the biennium. Additionally, the bill on carrying concealed handguns on college campuses passed in the Senate this week, and passage in the House is very likely. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – October 31, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community –

The end of October is here, and yes, I am loving this weather!!  I hope you are also!!  I also hope that your Individual Performance Plan is near completion since all are due at the end of the day on November 1st.

First, on my agenda today is to cover a couple of follow-up items from this past week. Read the rest of this entry »