February 11, 2014
This place is amazing!
Those were the words of the chair of the Higher Learning Commission site visit team; he said them on more than one occasion throughout the visit. He spoke further about the facility, the quality of the faculty, the students (so very professional!), the overall curriculum and assessment, the support from the medical center, the support from the board, and on and on and on.
What was perhaps most meaningful to me, because it reflects on who we are at our very core, were his words that we are a mission-driven college, that everything we do is consistent with “providing education in the health professions emphasizing clinical and academic excellence.” One of the other team members described it this way: “I have never been in an institution where everyone, administration, faculty, and students, is on the same bus, headed in the same direction.” That is, indeed, amazing.
We don’t have the site visit report, and we won’t, for many weeks. But we do know that “this amazing place” should rejoice and celebrate who we are and what we believe and do!
To Think About...
“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.” - Florence Nightingale
|Marilyn Moore, EdD