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Weekly Messages to Faculty

Five Things to Prepare Faculty for the Week Ahead

Messages from the previous academic year are archived annually in August.

  • September 19, 2022

    With National Hispanic Heritage Month underway, I’d like to highlight some opportunities for our community to get engaged, including William & Mary Libraries’ virtual display of books by Latinx authors. Additionally, the Hispanic Studies department is holding an event, Celebrating Our Community, for Latinx alumni, undergraduate, graduate students, staff, and faculty on Sept. 29, from 5-7 p.m.

  • September 12, 2022

    This week I look forward to participating in the Diversity & Inclusion Welcome Back Reception on Sept. 14, hosted by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Events such as these provide space for discussions on topics including how best to be a community that is welcoming and supportive of colleagues so that they thrive, while also addressing some of the very real challenges such as the disproportionate committee work often shouldered by faculty of color. I look forward to seeing many new and returning community members there.

  • September 6, 2022

    We’re making an exception this week and sending you the Top 5 Things to Know on a Tuesday, out of respect for what we hope was a relaxing Labor Day break for many of you. As we all get settled into our routines, please note that my office welcomes your ideas and suggestions for inclusion in the Top 5 Things. Suggestions may be submitted to at any time, and no later than 5 p.m. Thursdays for consideration to be published the following Monday.

  • August 29, 2022

    As we kick off the new academic year and our campus becomes so lively again, I’m delighted to see many faces that I recognize and to welcome our new faculty members. I am energized to get going this year, as I know lots of work happened over the summer to set us up for success. For those who are unfamiliar with the communications cadence from my office, please know that you can expect a weekly message from me on Mondays during the academic year, with the Top 5 Things to Know for the week.