When I learned that I had been selected for the position of Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education this year, I was looking forward to a lot of things....But one thing I knew I would miss was teaching. I now understand that part of this job is actually teaching, at least how I interpret it anyway.
The guilty-on-all-counts verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who murdered George Floyd, has brought a great deal of relief, validation, and encouragement to many. And yet its cathartic effect is also an indication of the work we still need to do for accountability to become the norm, rather than a historic exception.
As long as there have been teachers, there have been thoughtful teachers. That’s not new. But the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, having been codified as a thing in higher education, is only about 20 years old. -Remarks from the 2020 SOTL Conference
One of the things that not only excites but routinely impresses me is that, yes, our undergraduates want to be change makers, they want to change the world. But a lot of them don’t want to wait until they graduate to do it.