I hope the summer months are treating you well, and you’re finding some time to relax, decompress, and spend time with family and loved ones. Currently, I’m teaching a pre-college program, the Boston College Experience coordinating the Business & Leadership Institute for rising high school juniors and seniors. For many of these students, it’s their first experience with college coursework, campus living, and greater independence. Summer is a season of discovery, reflection, and improvement, both personally and professionally.
The second thought that comes to mind is the truly year-round calendar on which many of our continuing and extended education divisions operate. While some of our campus counterparts say their goodbyes at commencement and return at Labor Day, we are in the midst of summer programming; planning for the next enrollment cycle; and “business as usual” with many program formats.
So, when will you take a break? Take some time to reassess and reconnect with family and loved ones. Carve out some time this summer and fall for professional development, retooling and recharging your skill set while elevating your professional profile.
With this in mind, the ACHE planning committee is counting down the weeks leading up to the 2018 ACHE Annual Conference in Newport, RI. Please register and book your accommodations now! Columbus Day weekend is the finale of the tourist season in Newport, so rooms are in great demand. Please take a moment to register.
I look forward to seeing you this fall. Enjoy the latter half of the summer, and get ready for another great academic year.
With Warmest Regards,
Bill Boozang, Ed.D.
ACHE President, 2018