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What's on our Agenda

Its been just over one year since I joined TBC and I am excited by the work we have started and continue to do. I have used this space to report on the strategic planning priorities of TBCs Board of Directors. As part of their priorities, we have taken time out recently to delve into two of the business units providing shared services to TBC members: Internal Audit and Risk Management. Weve celebrated our successes and identified areas for enhancement. There are great things to come.

We are also taking a closer look at the ways our Communities of Practice (CoP) work. Out of the 36 we have currently, seven are the most active (from meeting monthly to holding annual symposia to learning from thought leaders and each other), while some are active on an as-needed basis (via meetings and/or the numerous listservs we host that interact continually). Jessica Smith, TBCs new Director of Programs, and I have started a process whereby within the next year or so, we will create space for each active community of practice to define where it wants to go in the next few years. More great things to come.

We are devising new ways to help each other with Workday and GDPR (see below), answering your requests and creating more CPE (Continuing Professional Education) opportunities (stay tuned), and looking forward to the great work our Communities of Practice and working groups continue to do. A big thank you to the Workday Task Force which has been instrumental in upcoming collaborations.

We are eager for feedback. Weve listed the current CoPs below. If you want to be active on one or think of one that should be formed, contact us. Wed love to hear from you.

Finally, TBC wishes the very best to those in our CoPs who have retired from their institutions recently, including Julie Britt of Bentley University, Susan Lunetta of Wheaton College, Paul Page of Tufts University, and Meg Rogan of Emerson College!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitty Kennedy
Executive Director

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