The week ahead
by Jeffrey Carter
I try not to measure my life by the busy-ness of its days, but rather by the satisfaction of making a difference, making life easier and more consistent for others, and making art happen.
If busy-ness is a measure, though, this coming week is a winner.
This term is filled with riches:
- A major curriculum revision in my department. I’ve authored the revisions, and if they are approved on Friday I will have mounds of paperwork to complete in a six-week period. The beauty of this revision is that we’ll be able to send more students to Vienna to study!
- I am now co-chair of the university Curriculum Committee.
- We have a new general education program to be implemented in Fall 2012. All of the new courses for that are due to Curriculum Committee (the one I co-chair) from all 25 departments on campus by November 29.
- My own department is reviewing general education courses and proposing new ones. I’ll supervise the drafting of these proposals and the writing of syllabi.
- The NASM accreditation response is due in two weeks. I’ve barely started it. Each of sixteen responses is taking about two hours apiece to write.
- Program review of each major in the university, to be completed by April.
We also have an alumna recital this week as Jennifer Johnson Cano returns on Friday night for a 7.30 p.m. performance. She presents a lecture/talk the following day. And then Christine Brewer is here for two days early next week.
Curriculum Committee meets this week. Departmental faculty meeting is Friday.