One of the busiest men at UNC is about to add another helping to his already full plate.
Chancellor Holden Thorp will soon join the few who have tackled the challenge of balancing teaching with administrative duties when he begins teaching Introduction to Entrepreneurship in the fall.
Teaching classes as an administrator is no easy task, but it makes the job more rewarding, according to those who have done it.
Among the ranks is Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp, who is teaching Advanced Leadership Development. He said making time for the two tasks is not easy.
“You don’t get to do less of your job,” he said. “You have to put in as many hours as it takes.”
From his @ViceCrispy Twitter account, Crisp tweeted on Monday, “Preparing for first class of semester. Excited to be teaching again. The job is always more fun when I get to be in the classroom.”
“You have to make time for the things you care about,” Crisp said in an interview. “But I have to be vice chancellor first. If I can’t get that done and teach, I can’t teach.”
Ty McNeil, one of Crisp’s students, characterized Crisp’s teaching style as personal.
“He has a laid-back teaching style, which is kind of surprising since he’s an administrator,” McNeil said.