matter of finding out what
students want, what they
need, and trying to provide
it to them in a positive
That benefits the institution long-term,
and helps you understand that your
faculty has to be provided with ongoing
development is the R&D in our
`company.' If you're not doing research
and development with your workforce
to support your product you're not
going to stay ahead of the game."
supported professional development.
As Dean of Administrative Services,
rather than hire a professional-
development administrator, she
appropriated the funds directly to
going to seminars the kinds of things
you need to do to stay current you had
for a travel budget.
outside telephone line to Chelsea,"
she said, laughing. "Paying for a
long-distance phone call to Russia (to
arrange a college exchange program)
was a really big deal! Middlesex has
really evolved as an institution
we've come a long way."