Happy Friday. Today is the last day of Week 6, and we are close to halfway through the semester! I want to thank you for your great effort and excellent work. Someone once said, “Never underestimate the resilience of our students, but make sure to provide the support they need.” It is also true if we change the word students to faculty. While I am confident in your professionalism and ability, please remember that I am here support you whenever you need a helping hand or a listener.
We are barely in October, but schools and administrators everywhere are already talking about their faculty feeling burned out or stressed out. I know you are all working hard, probably much harder than in normal times, but please let me know if you are experiencing similar feelings, or if you have any physical/mental challenges. We are in this together, and I’ll help in any way I can.
Thank you again for being a great team. Our schools have had no emergencies or urgent issues this semester because of your excellence: you not only get things done but you make it look almost easy. I appreciate it.
Dr. Ben Weng