Subsequent to recent meetings I have had with central administration and university human resources leadership, I asked department chairs to discuss challenges impacting work-life balance with their faculty and staff. I also asked that staff within our administrative service units be surveyed about this same topic. My hope was that it would help provide CHS leadership information related to how each of you are managing our current remote situation and what improvements could be done at the college level. Thank you so much for such for your thoughtful participation in these discussions and surveys. I know that it was just one more thing for you to participate in during these busy times, but your answers are critically important for our college operations. The results were overwhelmingly positive and demonstrate what amazing people we have working within the college. This unimaginable situation is far from ideal, but the positive results prove that we have a hardworking and flexible team.
As CHS leadership reviewed the feedback there were a few things that stood out that I would like to respond to:
There will be forthcoming messaging from central administration containing updates on support and resources for the campus community. I will also hold a college-wide meeting in November so that we can gather as a group to discuss updates and challenges before the holidays.
Again, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for the college. I cannot express to you how appreciative the CHS leadership team and I are for all that you are doing. Your dedication and commitment amaze me daily. We are blessed to work with such a great group of people.