Bearings: News & Perspectives for Academic Affairs
My Armstrong Experience—Week NineOct 10, 2012, 03:29 pm - Carey Adams
With so much to learn about how my own office and division work, I have been spending much of my time on campus and focusing on tasks that are close at hand. Last week I was excited to be engaged in several conversations that focused on outside collaborations.
My last example of collaboration from last week actually is an all-Armstrong affair, but notable nonetheless. Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Keith Betts, invited me to visit with his senior staff last week. Sometimes Student Affairs and Academic Affairs misguidedly get painted as being on parallel if not opposite tracks. A good deal of what makes college a transforming experience for so many is the learning that takes place outside of the classroom. I was glad for the chance to emphasize to this group my commitment to helping Academic Affairs and Student Affairs optimize our partnerships.
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
NSF’s Board Fights Back Against Threat of Tighter Legislative Control
Colleges Share Strategies That Help Disadvantaged Students Succeed
Panel Is Split on Distance-Education Rule
Union Bid at Northwestern U. Prompts Discussion of New Benefits for Athletes
Lawmakers Call on Education Dept. to Toughen Rules on College Debit Cards
Pitzer's approach to divestment: as much as possible, but not yet all
Americans may take nuanced view of higher ed reforms
Female leaders at colleges report discouragement but can be role models
KAUST criticized for not doing enough for Saudi students