Part two of an imaginary interview with the newly appointed president of the College. Note this is just for your information and amusement. Any connection to a real college president is strictly coincidental.
However, there is a spirit and commitment to our mission that is really phenomenal. Many employees have a sense of commitment and demonstration of energy that contributes to student and institutional success. They want to believe in what we’re doing. Administrators have to nurture the commitments and reward those who contribute to the organization. The picture is not all negative; we have some great people with great ideas. These ideas must be nurtured and encouraged if the faculty and staff are going to lead in creating excellence and serving the students better.
I graduated from a dual liberal arts undergraduate experience that was very, very good. One college was very small and focused on a relatively small set of disciplines while the other was a very large comprehensive university that offered the widest range of academic resources imaginable. The course offerings did not overlap. I was able to include a year of study abroad and finish two bachelor degrees in less than five years. Both institutions co-operated and accepted each other’s credits. Liberal education helps people to learn to think critically, speak effectively, analyze data correctly, and understand how to do research what they don’t know.
If there are programs that are not helping the students or the community in general perhaps they should be eliminated?
We have many great universities in this city and will continue to work with them on transfer programs. Many of them recruit our students. We are always proud to send student to prestigious universities to earn their bachelor degrees.