This week I have the pleasure of sharing excellent news. With much enthusiasm, we can officially announce the establishment of the Software Innovation Institute (SII) as an organisational unit within our College.
The Inaugural Director of the SII is Associate Professor Jochen Trumpf. As many of you know, Jochen and his team have worked tremendously hard to stand up the Institute. The Institute will explore new boundaries in software innovation and work with the other schools and institutes within our college as a coordinated team. Furthermore, the SII now completes the structural rework of the college as approved by Council late last year. Please join me in congratulating and supporting our newest Institute! I encourage anyone interested in the SII and in congratulating the team to reach out to Jochen.
I would like to thank all of those in the College who provided useful feedback on the draft Design Guidelines for the CECS Academic Performance Standards. In response to the feedback, the consultation process for the development of the Academic Performance Standards will kick off with a co-design workshop open to all members of the College, allowing the co-creation of the Standards content. In the coming week, please look out for the invite for the co-design session, in which I hope many of you can participate. I will be circulating the final Design Guidelines with the session invite.
I wish you all a restful weekend during this winter break. I hear there is also ample snow in the mountains now!