Bearings: News & Perspectives for Academic Affairs
My Armstrong Experience—Week EightOct 10, 2012, 03:27 pm - Carey Adams
By the semester clock we're just rounding mid-term. Classes have settled into a steady rhythm and, unless you're busily preparing for a second flex-term class, most teachers are in that comfortable if temporary (very) period where implementation supplants planning as the primary activity. Things look a little different from the administrative point of view, as most of the discussions I am involved in these days have to do with planning, even as we attend closely to carrying out plans previously made. (See Complete College Georgia and SPARC as just two examples.) Here are a few of the planning activities reflected in my weekly calendar agenda:
Based on our dinner-time conversations, my 12-year old thinks I go to meetings for a living. He's not far off! But planning for our future is important and exciting work, and I am thoroughly enjoying working with my faculty, staff and student colleagues.
Have a great week!
Subscribe to Bearings
- Celebrating Armstrong’s Teacher-Scholars
- Our Best Student Success Strategy
- There Is Plenty To “Like” At Armstrong
- Start Strong, Armstrong
- It Only Feels Like the End of Something
- The Typical Armstrong Student?
- Houston, we have a filter
- Sails up, Armstrong!
- Making the Grade
- Students Are Like Snowflakes
In the Final ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule, a Key Measure Vanishes
How a Coalition Seeks to Bring Minority Students Into Science
Grand Canyon U. Contemplates a Nonprofit Future
Tell Us About Red Tape on Your Campus
Akron Wins Million-Dollar Prize for Increasing Its College Graduates
Final gainful employment rules drop loan default rate
Survey of college presidents shows mixed views on climate surveys, politics
Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofit
Lynn U. to launch iPad-powered distance education programs in fall 2015