With the Winter/Spring term rapidly coming to an end, most faculty are busy completing their course deliveries, recruiting new students and helping grads find jobs. It’s hard to reserve the time to plan new initiatives, examine current practices and plan for summer professional development, but these efforts are necessary as you plan for the future.
This April OPEN encourages you to quickly review these issues, and offers information and resources to assist you to consider changes in laser safety, student outreach/recruitment strategies and student retention. OP‑TEC’s new instructor tools are also introduced, as well as SPIE grant opportunities. To benefit from networking and professional development, plan now to attend the OPCN meetings, workshops and technical presentations at the HI-TEC Conference in July.