7 years at Woodbury

I started working at Woodbury 7 years ago as a half-time educational technology specialist.  Since then, I’ve had 6 offices, 4 bosses, earned 2 degress, and had quite a few title changes.  For all but 6 months of my marriage, I’ve been working at Woodbury.  I’ve been heavily involved in change initiatives, first for WASC and then for AACSB.

I really think Woodbury is a special place.  I don’t get to see students for more than one term, but my relationship with faculty and staff has been the best part of my job.  When I did IT tech support, the part I enjoyed the most was one-on-one coaching.  I met some of the oddest and narrowly-talented/focused people.  Curiously blind to larger topics, they so enjoyed their teaching that it was hard to not want to take their class.

Since Woodbury has on-going contracts with multi-year periods, below is my most recent packet.  While it is annoying to have to redo the materials each year, it’s good to look back and compare last year’s packet to today’s.

There are things I want to change in 2012.  I think that I’ve been very effective in service areas: co-chairing the EPC and leading the business assessment process have been a good opportunities. However, my research project re-orientation has taken a lot longer than I thought it would, and I have gotten too focused on software and not enough on writing.  It’s hard to say that I would have done it differently; I know a lot more now than I did when I started my project 2 years ago.  Playing a ‘if I knew then what I know now’ game is generally futile.

I don’t know where I’ll be in another 7 years, but hope to have similarly interesting people around me, and feel that I’m still making a contribution to something larger.

Below is my renewal package:


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