The idea of strategic planning is something that I regularly take issue with, and evidently I’m not the only one. During a meeting with several C-level executives, the topic of strategic planning came up. One gentleman’s lament was that the US military has been unable to accurately predict the future with any of its strategic […]
This month, our new article appears in the HEIS TESOL newsletter. The publication is the culmination of several conversations during the Fall 2016 semester with my co-author Allegra Troiano, a UCIEP colleague and long-time ESL IEP professional. In it, we explore several practical implications for adapting levels to enrollments. Abstract Sudden student population shifts in […]
Over the past few months, I have been focusing a considerable amount of time and energy on career transition for employees. This is due in large part to a significant downsizing within my organization – a gut wrenching situation which is, unfortunately, not unique within the IEP industry at the moment. One of the offshoots […]
The TESOL Higher Education Interest Section summer newsletter just came out, and in it I’ve contributed the article Brokering Meaningful Professional Development. This article represents the culmination of a year-long effort to align administrator and faculty expectations related to ongoing PD.
Late last year, our program was working on developing a strategic technology plan. One of the first steps in said plan was a baseline assessment of the faculty’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes. The resultant article discusses the process involved in designing a technology needs assessment, along with a sample survey which can be adapted to […]
Leading change – and even just being a part of the change process – can be both exhilarating and challenging. Navigating curricular change in a postmethod program: Negotiating roles and expectations explores the sense-making process involved for a major curricular revision within and IEP that was prompted by an external accreditation review. In working as […]