September 2017 Newsletter
As we begin the fall 2017 academic year, I want to personally take this opportunity to welcome each of you back to Cuyahoga Community College and wish you the best as you start another year. During my time at the College, I have had the opportunity to meet with and get to know many of our faculty. One of the best reminders I continue to receive from our faculty is the importance of communication. Given our focus on classes and our many projects and initiatives, we sometimes forget how large an institution this is (four campuses, a district office, Corporate College, etc.,) and how communicating important and timely information can be a challenge. I plan to make improved communication with faculty a priority this year, and will be sending this newsletter as an ongoing means of communication at the start of each term. I will also continue to send out emails throughout the semester to make you aware of important information, events, deadlines and updates. At the same time, I am also committed to improving ways to solicit faculty feedback, including through the AAUP and the Joint Faculty Senate, as your input is essential to the success of our programs and services designed to help students succeed at Tri-C.
I hope you find the information in the newsletter of value as you navigate the College, and thank you for your service to Tri-C and to our students.
I wish you a great start to the semester!
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Second Semester Pathway Class
Our data shows that the first semester First Year Experience (FYE) program significantly improves student success and completion rates. To build on the success of FYE, the College and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) organized a team of faculty, staff and administrators to develop a FYE second semester class called the Second Semester Pathway as another success experience for first-year students. The group has been working diligently over the summer to design and implement the program, which will begin in fall 2017. Click here for more information and visit www.tri-c.edu/fye-secondsemester.