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
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
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
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
All Wilkinson Faculty and staff are invited to a sneak peak at Wilkinson’s current and upcoming initiatives on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Marvin Meyer Athenaeum, Argyros Forum. In addition to the upcoming initiatives, Dean Patrick Fuery will talk about his first hundred days as Dean, give a CRASsH and BURN
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
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,
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