Dr. Britton’s convocation speech addresses faculty concerns

Dennis Gosnell

Assistant Editor

Dr. Britton’s convocation speech addresses faculty concerns

08172012 12:46 p.m.

As this new school year starts, and new students wander throughout the campus, one person’s long career will come to an end.  The beginning of this semester marks the 40th year of Dr. Terry Britton’s educational career. It however, will also be his last.

 

When is the right time to retire?

“When a friend asked when I’d know it was time to retire I said, ‘One of these days, I will arrive at the campus, step out of the truck, and know the time has come for me to retire,’” Britton said during his bi-annual convocation address to the faculty.

In 2006, Britton became the president of Rose State College, and has held that position for the last six years.  Like any establishment the college has seen its ups and downs, its trials and tribulations, seen many students go on to graduate and obtain careers in their field of study.

 

Life is full of good and bad

For good or bad, Britton has led our school through difficult times and helped to enable the school to keep its head above water. “It’s a mixed bag, how well we’ve done these last six years,” he said.

During Dr. Britton’s address, he talked about issues the school is facing, and also points of concern the faculty had expressed in the first ever Leadership Assessment Survey. Some of these concerns were focused on faculty employment issues, enrollment issues, technical issues, and degree program issues.

 

Reaching out to the community through communication

He also spoke on ways in which to utilize the Communications Center. “Anyone who has been to the communications center on weekends in the spring knows that six months out of the year it is filled with dancers,” Britton said. The Communications Center is known throughout the community for its dance recitals. There is however, a lot more going on in the building than just dance.

Article will be updated as more information is gathered.

Spring 2012 Enrollment Tips and Advice

By: Narges Taghavi, Feature Editor

Spring 2012 Enrollment 

Spring enrollment starts Nov. 7 and students might want to pick up the Spring 2012 schedule to help them decide which classes they want to take next semester.

One thing students should keep in mind is that online classes and general education classes fill up fast; students should enroll in those classes as soon as possible.

Students can either enroll online, through Oasis or meet with an academic adviser that will help with enrollment.

There are pros and cons to both forms of enrollment. It really depends on personal preference; students should be aware that if they choose to see an adviser it is very helpful to be prepared by bring in a list of classes that have already been taken, their chosen major, and how many credits they are likely to take.

Another tip is that once the course schedule for next semester is done, take it to the Rose State bookstore in the Student Center and ask them if they know which books are required for each class and, if known, when they will become available.

In order to beat the book buying rush, make sure to keep track of the days books become available or when they can be bought.

Keep these tips in mind when enrolling, and remember that even though fall semester might just be ending, spring enrollment is right around the corner.

Extended hours for fall enrollment

As in the past, Rose State College will extend hours of operation for the two weeks prior to and the first two weeks of the 2011 Fall Session.  This will provide extended service hours during the busiest time of enrollment and during the “drop and add” period.

Monday, August 8, 2011 through Friday, September 2, 2011

Monday through Thursday – 8am to 8pm

Friday – 8am to 6pm

Special Saturday Enrollment Date:  August 20th (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

OTHER DATES TO REMEMBER:

  • Raider Rush! (Family Orientation) – Friday, August 19th
  • Classes Begin – Monday, August 22nd