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
Dear Colleagues, The end of the spring semester is upon us, and what a long, strange trip it has been. Together, the UHD community showed what is possible when faced with unexpected challenges. Yes, our work will continue into the summer, as we teach summer classes, recruit and register students, and prepare for a fall … Continue reading COVID-19: Faculty Update #10
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