On Monday I had the latest round of Faculty Lunches with the Dean. This time the group included Peg Carlson, Chris McLaughlin, LaToya Powell, and Richard Whisnant. The idea from our strategic foresight process was that four faculty members would come together and share something about their work.
I received a letter this week from Eddie Caldwell, the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association. Eddie is a long-time and impressive public servant who has worked with us for many years in a variety of different positions. He was a police officer in Carrboro, served as legal counsel
The Washington Post had an article in September about a strategy used by female staffers to be heard in meetings during the first term of the Obama administration. Even when they got into meetings, their voices were being ignored. They called the strategy “amplification:” “When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat
On Wednesday I had another round of Faculty Lunches with the Dean. This time the group included Whitney Afonso, Chuck Szypszak, Dale Roenigk, and Meredith Smith. The idea from our strategic foresight process is that four faculty members join me to share something about their work during a 90-minute (or thereabouts) lunch.
Last Thursday I had lunch with four faculty members in the first session of the new Faculty Lunches with the Dean. The idea came from the strategic foresight process and I really like the way the first lunch played out. People were really interested in the work of their colleagues and they took away ideas
Last week I visited with two county managers—Steve Garrison in Rutherford County and Ashely Wooten in McDowell County. As with all of my manager visits, I thanked them for paying their membership dues and for their support. Both of the managers offered high praise for all of the services they get from the School—and as
I have shared with you the recommendations from our three strategic foresight committees, and now I want to outline my decisions about our next steps in implementing those recommendations. The broadest themes are (1) improved communication and collaboration about everyone’s work; (2) greater role for faculty in decisions affecting them and the School; (3) more