January 8, 2016
This week got away from me fast, but I don’t want to ruin my streak of producing a Friday Focus when we are in session. I will call this my better late than never edition (still technically on a Friday).
It has been a really exciting start to the new year. The students are back working on this semester and we have already started thinking about next year. We did some planning with the course offerings handbook and brainstormed on ways we can be better and meet the needs of our students. Thinking about next year already really is exciting.
Soon we will be asked to start looking at budget requests for next year. Start thinking about the things you need to survive in your departments. We will all probably be asked to find ways to save so start thinking about a priority list of things that are essential and things that are really nice to have. I will send out more instructions on this later as they are handed down to me.
I will keep it short this week (mostly because I failed to start it until 4:30 in the afternoon). I am really glad to have you and the students back in the halls and watching you change lives. When you truly care about someone it shows and they tell me how awesome you are. Keep up the good work and Happy New Semester!!!