In my EDL 680 course, which is Introduction to Enterprise Architecture, we are reading several pieces of information and research on enterprise architecture and frameworks. This continues to be a challenging journey to understand, though pieces are starting to click as the course progresses.
I continue to learn how to use EA and try to apply it and some of the other lessons from this course at AAS. This week we took at look at the current and desired states of our organization, in a number of areas. What I continue to realize is we have a ways to go to move from a start-up charter school to a model program. That is not to say we are not doing great things at AAS, rather, there is still opportunity to grow, build and enhance our work in and for the community.
One of the big areas I would love to tackle in the coming weeks is the creation of mission and vision statements for each of our divisions and departments. Our entire staff came together this past February to create a new mission, vision and core values for AAS. Now is the time to take those guiding principles and create visions for each of our departments.
We have a great foundation at AAS. Now is the time to use these new tools to build on our foundation and enhance our various programs and initiatives, whether they are meant to serve our scholars, learning coaches, staff and/or community members.
J.J. Lewis - a blog sharing the journey throughout SDSU's MA.EL. program.