We are fully underway in our Spring Semester
activities, and have much to look forward to in the coming weeks. Thanks to
everyone for working so diligently to prepare the campus to welcome more
than 17,000 students this semester. Please remind your students that there
are opportunities to enroll in the next set of short classes, beginning
I encourage everyone to be aware of the opportunity for each department to
nominate candidates for the Teaching Excellence Awards (full-time and
adjunct) which will be announced at the annual College Recognition Ceremony
May 19. The College Recognition Committee, responding to the recommendation
that the timeline for the process be adjusted, requests that the nominations
be forwarded to Division Deans by March 4. Another efficiency is the
alignment of this award with the Academic Senate’s nomination process for
Distinguished Faculty, which will take place later this semester.
Congratulations are in order for the entire Grossmont College community. We
have just received word that the Accrediting Commission for Community and
Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, has accepted
our Midterm Report and commends us for the thoroughness of actions taken in
response to both the recommendations from the visiting team and the
self-identified issues from the self-study. The evaluation team report is
available in the Grossmont College Library and will be placed on the
website. Please see the related story regarding the
Student Learning Outcomes workshop, an integral component of our
preparation for the next comprehensive evaluation which will take place in
Fall 2007. A list of Steering Committie co-chairs appears on this page.
Thanks for all you all do to keep our focus on student success!
Ted Martinez, Jr.