CHEA Award for HWC

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”

Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

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”

Distinguished Professor

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”

Student Success

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”