We had a “town hall” meeting today to discuss the MnSCU ITS workplan for the next year. It was only hours later that I realized that it didn’t follow an all-too-common pattern of telling us a whole bunch of new stuff that we could have got in email. Instead, a PowerPoint overview was distributed beforehand (the narrative version is being written next, otherwise I hope that’s what we would have got), and knowledge of the contents was just assumed during the meeting. This opened up the meeting for discussion.

Marvellous. I am no fan of using meetings to disseminate information, so this is a very welcome change.