I quoted Max De Pree on my way into Harold Washington College, and I’ll use the same quote on the way out: The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. It is time for me to say thank you. TheContinue reading “And In the End . . .”
I am pleased to announce that Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, has won the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s 2013 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. In joining a select group of community colleges who have won this award, our faculty have demonstrated excellence as recognized in the announcement:Continue reading “CHEA Award for HWC”
Sometime towards the end of Alvin Bisarya’s remarks to the Board of Trustees in September, his voice cracked and his eyes welled up. He had presented on Reinvention progress. His closing remarks were a summation of the progress over the past two years and a hopeful projection of what great things we would do inContinue reading “For Alvin”
HWC gets a big shout-out on the White House Blog of Dr. Jill Biden. The write-up is similar to the links I posted yesterday, but it is neat to see Harold Washington College mentioned under the White House header.
Saturday marked attendance at the third graduation ceremony in a month. CCC celebrated on May 12, last week I was at my nephew’s high school graduation, and yesterday the University of Chicago held its 511th convocation. Although I was there to see my son receive his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Honors, I hadContinue reading “Crescat scientia; vita excolatur”
Rich Wren, our Chief Engineer, doubles as a Media Celebrity in this week’s Time Out Chicago. Rich worked with Nikole Muzzy, our media relations/PR expert at HWC, to help prepare him for the interview. If you read to the end, you will find Rich’s views on an ecologically friendly graffiti removal product.
I have been busy the last few weeks putting the finishing touches on our draft operating plan submission, doing my best to advocate for our fair share of dollars to innovate, improve instruction and increase student success. Posting has fallen by the wayside. Now I am coming up for air to announce this year’s DistinguishedContinue reading “Distinguished Professor”
HWC student Tim Bradford received a necktie signed by Governor Quinn at Illinois Education Foundation’s (IEF) “Suited for Success” event this past Saturday. As he is highly visible on campus, I already thought Mr. Bradford was a pretty sharp dresser. He’ll be even more dazzling after this event, which IEF describes thusly: Suited for Success isContinue reading “Student Success”
Phi Theta Kappa is showing some faculty love with coffee, yogurt, fruit and goodies in the lobby today. Thanks to Phi Theta Kappa leadership for making this happen.
I have been scooped on our home turf by our crack marketing team. They alerted me to an article in a University of South Dakota student newspaper highlighting Professor Tom Higgins’ Estee Lecture Series talk, titled “The Impact of an Early Research Experience on Community College Students and Their Faculty Members,” tonight. I have to ask ifContinue reading “Scooped”