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Weekly Update – July 11, 2010

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Hello San Jacinto College Community,

We are near the middle of July…can you believe it?  The Summer II session kicks off tomorrow and our enrollment is up for this second five weeks by 13.9%, and we are up 12.4% for the entire summer session.  I hope you all are hanging in there, and that this large population of summer students is excelling. To add some perspective to the percentages, let’s add some numbers to this. We have over 22,500 duplicated students enrolled this summer. Duplicated is an important term; it means each student could be taking more than one course within multiple parts of term. For example, 4,596 students are enrolled in the full summer 16-week session, 7,344 students were enrolled in the first 8-week summer session (Summer I), and 6,723 students are enrolled in the second 8-week session (Summer II). One student could be enrolled in each one of these three sessions so that one student would be counted as three enrollments. 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 »

Weekly Update – January 31, 2010

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Good morning!

I hope you are staying warm as we brave through another cold blast of air. It’s hard to remember that in October, we were still dealing with heat and humidity! 

This week started off with a Planning Retreat in which the Board of Trustees and the Strategic Leadership Team participated in a facilitated discussion with Byron McClenney.  Dr. McClenney has been a community college educator for more than 42 years and currently serves as the project director of the University of Texas’s Achieving the Dream Initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekly Update – May 22, 2009

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This past week has been a whirlwind of activity in the legislative session. One area of particular interest was HB 2480. This bill, in its original form, would have allowed school districts to contract for dual credit with any community college regardless of service area. The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) testified before the Senate Education Committee and requested that the bill be amended to allow a right of first refusal for the service area college. Unfortunately, when they testified there was only one Senator in the room and the when the quorum of the committee assembled, few were fully informed. During the week, TACC and the community college presidents and chancellors contacted their legislators to support an amendment based on the following concerns:

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Weekly Update – May 15, 2009

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I hope all of you got to enjoy a little of the cooler weather this week-end.

This past week included several celebrations – two graduation ceremonies for North Campus and the 30th Anniversary Reception for South Campus. This anniversary celebration was a great tribute to the successes of our youngest campus!! And for those of you who thought those pictures of the past wouldn’t come back to haunt you, don’t be so sure!

The week started off with a visit from 15 students from the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas in Austin. They spent the morning hearing a variety of presentations on master planning, budget, communications, QEP, Hurricane Ike, student support services, IT, and a variety of other topics. They split into three groups and spent the afternoon at the campuses where I am told they received red carpet tours. They will be writing a report contrasting what they saw and learned at San Jacinto College compared to Houston Community College, Temple College, and Texas State Technical College. I am sure that San Jacinto will be the highlight of the report.

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