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Making your numbers count. Jim Purcell Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education . BASF. “We don’t make the products you buy, we make the products you buy better” . Making your numbers count . . . or are you simply counting numbers?. Titanic Adminstration.

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making your numbers count

Making your numbers count

Jim Purcell

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

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BASF
  • “We don’t make the products you buy, we make the products you buy better”
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Making your numbers count . . .

or are you simply counting numbers?

initiatives 1998 2002
Initiatives 1998-2002
  • Move from Tier 3 to Tier 1 in USNEWS Rankings
  • Membership in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)
  • Additional State funding for the new mission as Georgia’s public liberal arts university
changing nature of gc su students
Changing Nature of GC&SU Students
  • 2002

In 1996, the percentage of Freshmen from central counties was 60 percent.

22.0%

changing nature of gc su faculty
Changing Nature of GC&SU Faculty
  • 84 new faculty hired for Fall 2002
  • 178 faculty hired since 1996
  • 95 veteran faculty

Total Faculty = 273

our society s current predicament
Our society’s current predicament:
  • One of the discouraging discoveries of our disillusioning century is that science is neutral: it will kill for us as readily as it will heal, and will destroy for us more readily than it can build.How inadequate now seems the proud motto of Francis Bacon, 'Knowledge is power'!Sometimes we feel that the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, which stressed mythology and art rather than science and power, may have been wiser than we, who repeatedly enlarge our instrumentalities without improving our purposes. --The Lessons of History
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Merlin and Wales: A Magician’sLandscapeMichael Dames

  • Merlin is

a maverick, a born trespasser.

  • He is an intruder. His varied manifestations, triumphs, and sufferings entice us away from the fixed view of reality toward his wider scope.”
merlin and wales a magician s landscape michael dames
Merlin and Wales: A Magician’sLandscapeMichael Dames
  • Merlin is one of Wales’s gifts to humanity. We seem to need him and therefore chose to keep his memory alive…
  • Since there is much in the current mood of postmodern ambiguities and multiple choices that echoes Merlin’s character, we may readily identify with him and come to share in his adventures.
  • Having lurked so long in civilization’s wings, he can now take center stage with confidence…