As we finish out a semester that so many people–faculty, staff, students, administrators–have found unbelievably tough, I can’t help thinking that we need a wholesale re-imagining of how we do higher ed.
I saw a tweet the other day that said we’re living through an era, like the Great Depression, or WWII, where everything has changed. And yet we’re working as if things will go back to 2019 if we can just hang on a little longer.
There is no “little longer.” There is no going back. And if we take that seriously, and we admit that what we’re doing right now isn’t working (as evidenced by burnout, exhaustion, sickness, frustration, and sadness) we have to come up with another way. [Continue reading]