Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The meeting with my new dean...

... went very well.

It was nice that we sat down, at the start, and discussed how we should work together.

It was fantastic that we work in the same way -- and that we have the same sorts of expectations for the work.

I figured it would be a good thing, as she's an "acting" dean who has been a colleague on my hall for all the time we've both been at BNCC.... and, she's just a generally nice person.

Also -- it seems the old collection of disciplines -- minus one -- will be back together again in my department. That's a good thing -- as the folks I'm 'getting back' are easy to work with and responsible about meeting deadlines.

Also -- unlike the old dean - this one wants to have a quick meeting every month so we can discuss things and stop problems before they start. That's something I'd have liked to do with the old dean.

Yep - yesterday was a good day.

Wish me luck today -- I have PET scan, which will give my oncologist information for my Friday check-up....

5 comments:

Seeking Solace said...

That is awesome!!! Best of luck today!!!!

Prof S said...

Most definitely good luck today!! Glad to hear yesterday went so well.

julie said...

Do you have any insight about why the re-org? It seems as though deans' responsibilities have been rearranged four of five times in my seven years at BNCC. Quite the shuffle.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I think the re-org was to concentrate the areas the old dean handled -- so, she has the main developmental courses and the departments that teach them.

My new dean got back the humanities stuff -- that had been moved to the technical dean, for dubious reasons. Now she pretty much has the non English and math transfer curriculum courses.

I'm happy because Art and Foreign languages are back in the family :).

Nik said...

Luck luck. I'm wishing you the best.