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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

mission statements, strategic plans etc.

The good Dr. Tinkle has forgotten exactly where he read this, but it is worth repeating. I am paraphrasing and shortening but the message is clear. A university was going to redo its mission statement. It appointed a committee. Two years, three retirements and four lawsuits later, they finally found something they could agree on: We teach, they learn, we hope.

In A & S , the latest rumor has us all doing departmental strategic plans. Whoopie. So let's see, we do a plan, get a new dean and guess what? We do a new strategic plan yet again. I'm beginning to feel like that old Linda Ronstadt song, "I've been cheated, been mistreated, when will I find love?"

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