Author: mpatters

Faculty Senate Standard 4.10

Senate Standard Welcome to the new year and a new semester! I always find this time of year refreshing, even in the midst of a little exhaustion as we prepare for the launch of the new term. (And as we return to…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.9

Senate Standard Happy End of the Semester!  I hope that this final week of classes and grading is going well. If you have a moment to step back from the bustle of the day, I invite you to join us today for…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.8

Senate Standard Welcome to November! It is amazing how quickly the semester seems to be going.  Many thanks to everyone who participated in the various SACSCOC accreditation site visit meetings last week. I know I appreciated hearing from other faculty on my campus,…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.7

Senate Standard Thank you to everyone who responded to the Standard poll last week about the need for supplies and resources within your programs and on your campuses. If you missed the poll last week, don’t fret! Here is the link again…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.6

Senate Standard As we move deeper into the semester and approach the mid-semester mark, I’ve heard from faculty about the increased struggle their students are having in obtaining the school supplies and required materials that need in order to be successful in…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.5

Senate Standard Thank you to everyone who shared their “Dream Big” ideas last week. Your suggestions and comments were wide ranging. From ideas about faculty workload, learning and teaching innovation opportunities, and addressing dual credit challenges, to ensuring equitable campus facilities and…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.4

Senate Standard As I left the San Gabriel campus yesterday, a banner on one of the light poles leading to the parking lot caught my eye. The banner featured a smiling face on one side of the pole and the phrase “We…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.3

Senate Standard As hinted at in the last Standard, I am back in your inbox just a little earlier this week. There isn’t much new since last Friday, but coming to you a little earlier does give me the chance to invite…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.2

Senate Standard Many thanks to everyone who shared your guiding words for this coming year in last week’s Standard Poll. In word cloud format, here is what you shared: If you haven’t chosen a word or intention for the year yet, perhaps…Read More »

Faculty Senate Standard 4.1

Senate Standard Welcome to this new academic year! As we approach the end of this first week of classes, I hope that all has gone smoothly for you and that you feel confident that all of your preparation has laid a great…Read More »