A goal from our B&F Strategic Framework for FY15 was having 50% of B&F employees complete the Understanding the Faculty program by July 1, 2015. We are pleased to inform you that as of June 21, 2015, 2,082 B&F staff members (64%) have completed the program. In addition, 80% of those who completed all 3 video modules indicated that the program increased their understanding of professors and their concerns, according to the program evaluation.
An employee who completed the program commented, “I’ve worked with many faculty over the years and have always known they had their own challenges. It was nice to hear them speak directly on the issues they face and how we can work together to achieve goals.”
We ask you to encourage your new colleagues to complete the program, especially if they are new to higher education. If you have not completed the program yet, it can be found here.
Thanks to Nadeem Zaidi, Preston Smith and Erin Dietrich (as well as their colleagues from the Business and Finance Leadership Academy) for proposing, designing and implementing this successful program.