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Listening

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” Dean Jackson It’s hard to understand what we haven’t experienced or lived. Particularly, it is hard to make decisions that affect others when we don’t … Continue reading

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Evaluating Evaluations

Last month a friend in the history department passed along a notice from the American Historical Association entitled “AHA Signs onto ASA Statement on Teaching Evaluations.” This ASA is the American Sociological Association, and their statement is a devastating takedown … Continue reading

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To New Faculty (and those who hope to join us): what life is like at my small private liberal arts college

Private colleges were never really on my radar. Everyone in my family attended a state school. I taught in a public school, as did about a half dozen family members. A hefty dose of public school pride, mixed with the … Continue reading

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