December 13, 2012
Posted by gavazzi.1 in Dean's message
Created on December 14, 2012 at 9:59am
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Dear Ohio State Campus Community,
This last Biweekly Report will be a brief one. I am happy to say that we are ending the calendar year on quite a number of positive notes.
MSAC hosted a series of productive meetings between myself and staff members that allowed for some robust conversation about the Framework Plan and other issues concerning the future direction our campus is taking. MSAC also will be hosting the Staff Holiday Luncheon next Wednesday as part of our continued celebration of all the great things that staff members do to keep this campus humming.
Faculty met in its final Assembly Meeting this past Friday to conduct its last business of the year, and we then adjourned to Johnny Biggs for snacks and beverages afterward. While no singing ensued, there is growing confidence and interest in seeing that such musically inclined activities take place for our upcoming Groundhog Day Dinner and Karaoke Show… stay tuned!
The outgoing and incoming Executive Committee members gathered this morning for breakfast. Although mostly social, we were able to finish up some final business for the year, providing a clean slate with which to begin 2013. The happy news here is that I foresee no large and looming tasks next year… welcome relief after having dealt with a revised APT document, a revised POA document, a Campus Implementation Plan, and semester conversion all in one year. Whew!
Finally, I just sent out the good news about our having received a grant from the Ohio Board of Regents in support of our Business and Industry Internship Program in partnership with NCSC and the Ohio State Columbus campus. A big win for our students and for the communities that surround us.
So 2012 allows us to go out on a high note. Happy holidays to you and your family!