"I have received some great positive feedback about the retreat (and no complaints!). You were singled out for praise; people thought you were very skilled, and one person asked if we could have you come back to spend a day with us. Thank you very much for devoting so much time and thought to our retreat. It really showed."
"I think I had the first normal, civil, and productive faculty meeting in my almost 6 years as chair. Thank you very much for all your hard work that has made this possible."
"Diana is great at distilling information and giving excellent suggestions."
"Diana Kardia is very effective at filling in the gaps of unit-specific 'idiosyncrasies.'"
“I believe that I am now more likely to address problems that I see developing rather than letting them persist.”
“I now feel that I have a much better sense of how the university operates, and it makes it easier to envision ways that I can participate in a leadership capacity.”
“An eye opening experience, for people who are prepared to get more involved and take charge.”
“I became more keenly aware of the critical role senior faculty play in mentoring assistant professors (and students). I think I carried a new perspective on this issue out of the seminar and some useful tools for functioning more effectively in this regard.”
"The term 'leadership' really applies to day-to-day interactions with students, colleagues, and administrators as well, like a code of ethical behavior that is practiced rather than preached. The seminar is a good opportunity to reflect on this and discuss experiences, good or bad, with colleagues from other departments. I really enjoyed that."
"If you attend, your overall knowledge of the college and university will be increased, your meeting colleagues in the other college is worthwhile and beneficial, and your path to seed funding may become more apparent."
"It made me realize that my satisfaction here is dependent on what I want to see happen and not so much a matter of waiting to see what will happen."
"This seminar helps you see the differences among units, reflect upon your own unit, and understand its strengths and weaknesses."
"I was expecting it to be a complete waste of time. As it happened, it was somewhat useful. Seeing the various deans' demeanor was informative, and hearing other participants' views was in some instances surprising. "
"This will help the administrative contributions I've undertaken feel more collective."