Colleagues, Welcome back after Spring Break. I hope everyone was able to relax, rest, and feels restored. After Spring Break we welcomed some students back to campus as our courses which were originally scheduled to be face-to-face this spring are now taking place in their originally scheduled modalities. Although UHD’s campus is not back to … Continue reading Spring and Summer ’21 Info and Fall ’21 Planning
Colleagues, I know that we are all still recuperating after the winter storm and resulting power and water outages. Each time this city is hit with a disaster I see the compassion, generosity, and neighborly support shown around our community. Houston is a truly vibrant and resilient city, and so is our Gator community. Despite … Continue reading Spring 2021 ASA Leadership Council
Colleagues, Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are only one month into the New Year and already much has happened. As a nation, we have witnessed the transfer of power from one president to the next, and the gator community is now preparing to welcome Dr. Loren Blanchard to campus in mid-March. Let me … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Our students have finished finals, faculty are wrapping up grading, and all of us are preparing for a well-deserved (and much needed) holiday break. I am proud of how we, as a community, approached the Fall 2020 semester and I am looking forward to what will be a wonderful Spring 2021 semester. It may be … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Hello, Colleagues. We are only a few days away from the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving this Thursday. We are all preparing to move courses online while continuing to keep our offices and student services operational on campus. As we make these preparations on campus and in our professional lives each of us … Continue reading A Week of Gratitude – Happy Thanksgiving.
Dear Colleagues, As I write this, we are half-way through the fall semester. The year is off to a great start. We continue to adjust to the pandemic, and we have successfully avoided any major outbreaks on campus. Our vigilance is not done: as we head into flu season, we must remain careful and will … Continue reading Fall Semester Welcome and Update
Welcome to the first edition of Gator Impact—a monthly ASA newsletter that will deliver information and updates to faculty and staff on policy, pedagogy, grants, student resources, and other news and information from across academic and student affairs. I anticipate a great year ahead. Summer enrollment was up over 20%, and as I write … Continue reading Welcome to Gator Impact
Dear Colleagues, Much has happened since our last update just 2 weeks ago. We are now fully focused on preparation for the fall semester and what a return to campus might look like given current health and safety conditions in our area. Before moving into the most current information we can provide, I’d like to … Continue reading COVID-19: Faculty Update #13
Dear Colleagues, Before we get to our reminders and updates, I’d like to start by extending my very best wishes to two individuals who will be leaving UHD over the course of the next week to start new adventures at other institutions: Dr. Faiza Khoja, Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. DoVeanna … Continue reading COVID-19: Faculty Update #12
Dear Colleagues, Since the publication of the last update, the University of Houston-Downtown community has learned that President Juan Sánchez-Muñoz will soon be departing. I would like to take a moment at the beginning of this update to express my profound appreciation for his leadership. He is a leader of character, determination, energy, and vision—he … Continue reading COVID-19: Faculty Update #11