Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

A Future with AI

We don’t need to answer the question of if or when AI in higher education. We have to think about why and how AI. It’s summer, and several of my podcasts are doing reruns. One of my favorites, Future U, ran an episode from October 2023. It was titled “The Future of Online Ed.” The…

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Happy 4th!

Today, Independence Day, we honor those who have fought for our country. I am also thankful for you our faculty and staff, for your service and dedication. May your Fourth of July be a time of reflection, celebration, and pride. YOU make a difference! Ponder this with me …

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This week, I am taking a few days away with Christine. There’s always something significant happening in our School, and even when away, I stay updated and participate in activities that drive us forward. During these moments, it was clear what a great team we have. They are not skipping a beat or waiting on…

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Belonging in Business

Last week, I was honored to join the MBA14 cohort (pictured above) on their end-of-year celebration cruise. What a great group. You could tell they knew each other well after spending an intense year together. They laughed, they cried, and they talked about their future aspirations. After the planned activities were completed, everyone mingled, and…

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Stretch, Don’t Drag

Last week was quite a “global” week in Beatty. We met with the President of Nordakademie, the Associate Dean of International Relations of EM Strasbourg, and the President of Dublin City University. Talk about opportunities! I spent quite a bit of time with Dáire from DCU. He was visiting his students interning at the Hotel…

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Clarity By Subtraction

I finished my Annual Review document on Monday and submitted it to Suzanne. Before submitting it, I asked Carrie and Stacey to take a quick look. They both commented that we’ve done a lot in the last year, but Stacey added another thought: I’ll paraphrase, “There’s a lot on your agenda next year; can some…

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Team Thinking

It’s hard to imagine the School of Business without Stacey. Since before I arrived, she’s been working to make everything work. She and Barbara met me with carts to unload my car upon my arrival before my official first day. I still have the slight yellow marks on my bumper as a reminder (watch out…

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3 Insightful Pieces

This past week, three insightful pieces about the future of higher education caught my attention. The first was two significant studies, one by Gallup-Lumina and the other by Deloitte. Gallup-Lumina Foundation-State of Higher Education 2024 Report Some takeaways from this report are: Adults without degrees see “credentials” as important Career outcomes are key for considering…

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Intentionality & Summer Reading

How’s your first week of summer been? Mine’s been busy, but a different kind of busy. There are still plenty of meetings, but there’s more time to be intentional. The academic year seems like we go from one thing to the next. We spend more time being reactive than proactive. Summer gives us time to…

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Graduation & Changing Landscape

This time of year has unique energy. The close of an academic year and the pomp and circumstance around the graduation ceremony in the Cistern Yard are significant. Our graduates are moving on to the next stage of their life’s journey. For me, it’s also a time to pause and reflect. There’s a lot to…

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Thank You!

The semester is over. Graduation is around the corner. There’s a lot running through my brain that I could write about. But I keep coming back to how thankful I am for you, what you do, and, more importantly, how and why you do it. We have our challenges, and as I’ve become fond of…

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Bubble Trouble

Earlier this week, two things caught my attention. The first is the 2024 EAB State of the Sector report – as we know, we have challenges. There’s a YouTube presentation, Reckoning with Relevance: 2024 Higher Ed State of the Sector, as well. Then, Patrick Lencioni’s, At the Table Podcast, had a conversation about “bubble trouble.”…

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AI in the Room

This week, Carrie and I attended AACSB ICAM in Atlanta. It’s always a busy couple of days with a lot of learning and networking. This year, in every session, AI was a consistent topic of conversation, from how we can use it to help with our Societal Impact Goals to how it can help with…

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Finding Inspiration When You’re Worn Out – Short and Sweet

At this point in the semester, many of us are reaching our limits. I know I am. One thing we can do when is ask for help, so I did. You know I’ve been playing with AI, so I thought I would let Grammarly AI help me out with a simple prompt. It didn’t disappoint….

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Candid Conversations

A lot has happened since last week’s Pulse. The big thing, for the external world, is we have a new basketball coach. For a hire as visible as that, there has to be many candid conversations to ensure everyone is on the same page. We also had a fantastic visit with Chris Nassetta, CEO of…

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Solid Foundation Meets Bright Future

One of my favorite events of the year is when Betty Beatty has dinner with the Beatty Scholars (aka Beatty Bunch). Watching Betty engage with each and every student is inspiring. She’s authentic and sincere and offers a word of encouragement to each of them. The students follow her lead. A great reminder of our…

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Extraordinary Happens Here

It was a privilege to start the week in New York City with Bill Finn, Carrie, Molly, alums, donors, and parents. While New York is an incredible place, it’s in Charleston where I see extraordinary happening. And it’s quickly spreading across the globe. On Monday evening, we had a Schottland Alumni dinner with about a…

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YOU Make an IMPACT

Since day one, the impact you make every day has been evident. We do so many good things, but it can sometimes be overwhelming. As many of you already know, AACSB introduced Standard 9, which specifically addresses how we, as a school, make a focused impact – together. It’s also a concept woven throughout the…

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Spring Break

Mid-semester “breaks” are interesting in academia. It’s often a chance for us to catch up on tasks that have been languishing. It’s time to focus and get that R&R done, prepare for the remaining classes, or crunch out that committee assignment. Often, it’s time to take care of some neglected tasks around the house. But…

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Feedback

In my 1:1 with Ron this week, we were getting towards the end of the meeting, and he said, “Are you okay with me giving you some feedback?” I said indeed, and he pointed out an area where I could improve. He did it nicely, with respect and also some encouragement. He was right, and…

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