Het is natuurlijk best een uitdaging om bestuurder te worden, je krijgt een behoorlijke verantwoordelijkheid. Voor een deel weet je wat je te wachten staat, maar voor een deel ook niet. Dat gold ook voor mij toen ik rector werd.
Do we adequately reward commitment and qualities related to education, impact, collaboration, supervision and support tasks? Given that we do so many things, why do recognition and promotion seem to mainly come down to research performance?
According to many parents, when you are angry, you should count to ten before you respond. How much and how quickly people respond, via email, social media, classic media. Could the 10-count rule work there?
As Radboud University, we support all those who are working to prevent further escalation and further violence. We also want to offer assistance where we can to all students and staff associated with our university.
In the past few weeks it has become clear to me that the following words are in any case characteristic of our university: openness, professionalism, pride in the university, greatness, freedom in scientific research and education, diversity.
How often does it happen that around the turn of the year we think that the new year will bring positive changes? That we will do things differently, even better. However, that positivity often fades away quickly in the first few days of the year.