I spent a little time today going over my new responsibilities with the person who had those responsibilities, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Maybe more than a little.
I need to go talk to some folks in other offices across campus to learn more about what they do and how I can use their expertise to help our students.
At this moment, I feel like I can't quite hold the basic organization/concerns in my head enough to organize myself to take the next steps.
1) Figure out office hours for the advising part.
2) Figure out how the careers, advising, and skills offices work.
3) Figure out who's doing what in our advising.
4) Figure out a big overarching "watch for this date" schedule for our students.
5) Figure out big meetings.
The person I'm taking over for did a GREAT job setting up these big advising meetings to talk about stuff. One a semester was for group advising, one for people who are thinking about grad school, one for careers, one for scholarships and other activities. But scheduling them is a nightmare.
I have big shoes to fill. I'm hoping my new fingertoes shoes will help.
Just writing down stuff helps a little, anyway.
How am I going to implement the new biking requirement?