Aug. 22, 2021
I understand you may be feeling anxiety, excitement and a mix of emotions as classes resume Monday.
As demonstrated over the last year and a half, you’ve become adept at innovating and adapting to support each other and our students. I know we’ve asked a lot of you, and I can’t thank you enough. I appreciate your continued commitment to create a safe, welcoming environment this fall.
Our mission to end inequities in education and health remains more important than ever as the pandemic persists. As our First Lecture speaker Baratunde Thurston said Friday, “Look with optimism at what we could be if we decided to be we, not just a collection of me’s.” Together, we can take meaningful actions to improve academic and health outcomes for all children and families. As your to-do lists grow, I encourage you to prioritize the work that advances our mission and the UH vision to build a top 50 public university.
I enjoyed seeing everyone at the Faculty & Staff Welcome Back (see the photos below), and I look forward to the energy on campus this week!
Dean Bob McPherson
UH College of Education
From the Communications Team
- Wednesday, Aug. 25: Stop by the KIVA between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to get your new College of Education T-shirt and other collateral! Boxed lunches will be available for those who RSVP’d. (Stay tuned for an alternate date for T-shirt pick-up if you can’t make this one.)
- Plus, all faculty, staff and students will automatically be entered in a daily raffle the first week of classes. See the winners each afternoon via our Instagram story @UHCOE. Winners also will get an email.
Group Photo From the Dean's Welcome Back