Hi All This is a little premature, but I just wanted to send a thank you message before the summer overtakes and you get to turn your mind to other things. So my thanks to each of you for your invaluable contributions to the College and all it stands for. Thank you for your dedication Continue Reading »
Category Archives: Fuery’s Notes
Attention Wilkinson Faculty and Staff! Each academic year Chapman University awards scholarships to university students in the name of Albert Schweitzer. These scholarships are offered through the generosity of the Marjorie Mosher Schmidt Foundation in honor of Valerie Scudder, former trustee of Chapman University. The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a record Continue Reading »
Dean of Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Patrick Fuery announced a first call for research support through a newly formed grant, CRASsH Funding Support for Projects with Humanitarian and/or Ethical Themes. Funding support is available in two categories: Individual projects (support up to $1000) Group projects (support up to $2,500) Funding can be Continue Reading »
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Science’s Dean Patrick Fuery would like to invite all Wilkinson College faculty and staff to the Town Hall on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Beckman Hall 104 at 2 p.m. Dean Fuery and the Associate Deans will discuss the future of the college and take questions and comments from Continue Reading »
Wilkinson College is hosting Professor Roger Ames from the University of Hawaii. Professor Ames is an internationally recognized leader of the comparative philosophy movement and will speak on the topic of Confucian Role Ethics. It was great to meet Roger and discuss ways to develop our Asian Studies initiatives.
Wilkinson Chairs hard at work discussing a variety of issues. We are moving towards establishing a range of guidelines for tenure and promotion; for developing strategic plans at the Department and College level. You may also note how the Chairs are sinking in their seats as I proposed yet another committee!
Our first Chair’s meeting since semester began. The Chairs perhaps looked a little awe-struck (a euphemism?) when Eric and Ann (the Associate Deans) and I laid out some of the plans for the coming weeks. We are setting off to build a series of strategic plans – for each department and then for the college Continue Reading »
Met with the library people to discuss the College’s Schweitzer collection. This is a large collection of documents, objects, and possessions owned and related to Albert Schweitzer. This is a resource with great potential, but largely uncatalogued. It will be a slow, but rewarding, task to turn the collection into a usable resource for faculty, Continue Reading »
No real routine yet – too early of course. The days are filled with meetings – many interesting and full of promise. As I transition from being a Chair to a Dean it is interesting to work with my colleagues and appreciate what they are doing in the early days of semester. There is comfort Continue Reading »
Today I was reminded of the importance of support staff – all that they do is so often ‘behind the scenes’ and yet vital to every College, Department, and individual faculty. As Wilkinson moves in new directions the significance of the staff becomes more emphasized. Today we continued our interviews for the Dean’s assistant (left Continue Reading »