Identify elements of solution-focused behavior in the division that inform the positive
response to the statement: "People in my department are focused on solutions rather than blame," and create very intentional systems, activities, or mechanisms to reinforce this
behavior across the division.
Identify ways to regularly introduce the CE team to innovative and high quality teaching,
such as showcasing their signature programs and high impact practices.
Identify strategies to better inform the CE team of the ways in which milestones and
accomplishments are currently celebrated, and ensure their involvement in these celebrations.
February 2017 Update:
CE continues to develop an organizational system for historical files and standard
operating procedures. Development and refinement discussions provide the means by
which we stay solution focused.
We recognize innovative and high quality performnce and progress toward annual goals
as well as CE strategic goals. This intent is captured in our annual goal setting
process and progress monitoring.
CE has restructured staff meeting agendas to incorporate recognition of milestones
and celebrate significant accomplishments.
November 2015 Update:
Built upon the strength of solution focus by involving all staff in strategic planning
efforts, learning about communication styles, and intentionally carving out time during
staff meetings for group problem-solving
Showcase innovative and high quality teaching through "deep dives" of high-impact
teaching practices during staff meetings, annual retreats, and targeted professional
Identify milestones on a monthly basis and encourage division participation.