Today is the first day of Spring quarter for several schools in the area, including mine. While I wish we would go to a standard 2 weeks off between every quarter, instead of 3 weeks at Christmas, 1 week in the Spring, and somewhere in between with the other 2 quarters, it's better for students to have less time off. I'm always surprised by the students who just forget to come back after Christmas breaks, despite our e-mails and phone calls.
Last week was not a week off for me, or even a slow week, like the weeks of Christmas "break" can be. In addition to a first week of a quarter, we are in the last few weeks before our accreditation visit.
Last week we met the new students at 2 different New Student Orientations. I love these days almost as much as I love graduation. I love this time when students are enthusiastic and hopeful, before the grind of classes and juggling other responsibilities sets in.
Let me say a prayer for all of us: "God of every wisdom, grant us a good first day of class, and stay with us on our journey towards graduation. Grant us open minds, ready to be filled with new knowledge."
feeling the feelings…
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