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Oops, We Forgot Our Strategic Plan!

At the most recent incarnation of my dreaded advisory group, I shared our reaccreditation self-study, mostly because (as I mentioned earlier) I was sure no one on the reaccreditation committee would actually read it, and I wanted to make someone read it. In the self-study, I critique our past strategic plan, noting that it wasn’t particularly strategic. Imagine my horror when my dreaded advisers said, “Hey, you’ve got the wrong strategic plan!” Apparently, we had a later plan which none of my staff thought to mention to me. I’m not kidding. I share the self-study … Continue Reading

The Dreaded Advisory Group

My advisory group meets tomorrow for the first time. I’ve always hated them. The participants never seem to know enough about technology to be able to advise you on anything and the folks don’t usually have enough power to actually allow you to avoid making other presentations. That is, I have to present to the advisory group, and then to the budget group, and to the Trustees, and to the Cabinet, and to the faculty, etc. The Trustees, the Cabinet, the faculty, and the budget groups all have clear power and I get why my presentations are important to these … Continue Reading