TITLE: And Now We Return...
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: September 14, 2006 10:13 AM
DESC: A ten-day break for big new projects ends with a one-day 'conference' here at the office
Ten days without blogging means that I have been busy.
The work busy-ness has been two-pronged: teaching CS1
for the first time in a decade, and launching the
department's academic program review, which the
university requires every seven years. Off campus,
in addition to family, the last two weeks have been
two biggest training weeks
as I get ready for my upcoming marathon.
Oftentimes, a conference is the "break" I need to get
back to writing. (Next month,
will give me my annual booster shot of inspiration and
great ideas!) Today, it is a retreat of all the department
heads in my college. We are discussing some of the major
issues that face science and technology departments these
days: fundraising, recruitment, and strategic planning.
So I'm thinking about these issues right now, and I'll
probably write down some of those thoughts here.