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President Scott L Wyatt and Steve Meredith talk with SUU's Faculty Senate President Bill Heyborne about the Three Year Degree program. They discuss the initial concept, the ripple effect it had on campus - specifically among faculty members - and how authentic communication and using the brilliant minds available made the program setup a success.
After you approached me about participating in this podcast, I started thinking about the things that have gone well, the things that haven’t gone so well, and as I thought about the things that haven’t gone so well from the faculty perspective, I then started thinking, “Well, what is it that these things all have in common? Why did they not go so well?” And the place where I’ve landed is: faculty are creatures of habit. And I don’t mean that in a derogatory way at all.
What impressed me and what I learned from this experience, is that all I had to do was say to you and your committee in the Faculty Senate, "Whatever you want to do is fine." [ . . . . what I learned is that those who care the most about something have to be in at the beginning, not reviewing proposals.
Soctt L Wyatt
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