The Saybrook Monday Minute is brought to you each week and launches today, February 7, 2022. Will broadcast here, on YouTube, and Facebook. If you have an item you'd like to feature, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A transcript can be found below.
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Hi All – good to be back with this week’s Saybrook Minute, this is my opportunity to connect with our Saybrook community on key updates & happenings. We’ll try to keep this between 3-5 minutes. If you have items you want to see covered, send me a note at email@example.com.
ITEM 1: I want to formally welcome Dr. Robyn Parker, our new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Robyn comes to us with a wealth of academic and academic leadership experience, largely on the East Coast. She also has a strong background in Organizational Development and leadership. Please welcome Dr. Parker as she begins making her way across Saybrook U.
ITEM 2: JEDI Council Survey – in your email inbox – excellent completion rates so far. If you haven’t completed it yet, please take a few minutes to do so – this confidential survey is for our entire community and your feedback will help set strategy and actions for the future. If you have questions, please reach out to either Dr. Gina Belton or Dr. Dominique Avery.
ITEM 3: What’s happening on faculty compensation, workload, and work-life topics? As part of our process for continuous improvement, we’re in the process now of reviewing faculty compensation across all types – adjuncts, part-, and full-time. Part of this process will entail Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robyn Parker and deans Charlotte Hamilton and Don Moss working with faculty across departments over the coming weeks to address workload, overload, and compensation. One aspect of this process we’re pleased to deliver on re pleased: the second consecutive year, we have issued 3% pay increases to faculty & staff; this is in addition to the 8 consecutive years we have issued a 7% contribution (not a match) to 403b retirement plans. More progress.
ITEM 4: Congratulations to Heather Pate, our Board of Trustees student standout! Heather was nominated for the award and her efforts celebrated at our most recent Board of Trustees meeting. Heather has contributed much to Saybrook as well as the field of Integrative Functional Nutrition. Check out my Facebook or LinkedIN (links in the notes section).
- “Rose’s are red, violets are blue, we love Saybrook University, and hope you do too!”
Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is not only a day to celebrate romantic love, but it is also an opportunity for me as president of the university to express sincere adoration, admiration, and appreciation for all the members of the Saybrook community. We have such an incredible collective of alumni, students, scholars, faculty, staff, and administrators who shape Saybrook’s relentless pursuit of a socially just and sustainable world by educating humanistic leaders who transform their fields and communities.
- Our students find themselves called to action for the good of humankind through Saybrook’s array of unique, humanistically-based programs including business, Leadership and Management; Counseling, Mind-Body Medicine, Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Integrative Social Work, and Transformative Social Change. The work of Saybrook – including cutting-edge research, scholarships, our continued growth, flourishing, and carrying out our humanistic legacy relies on your generous financial support.
- So, on this Valentine’s Day we hope you might consider showing some love for Saybrook University by making a gift. You can make a secure gift online at www.saybrook.edu/giving. Again, that is www.sayrbook.edu/giving. I remain incredibly grateful for your support of Saybrook. You can find this link in the notes on the podcast link or our YouTube channel.
- Thank you again for joining me on this special Valentine’s Day Monday Minute. And remember, “Rose’s are red, violets are blue, we love Saybrook University, and hope you do too!”
Take care and see you next week!