From Cathy Davidson – “The key: diversify. Most of the rest of life comes “pre-sorted”: we live most of life in narrow worlds, with fields and friends that mirror us. Sometimes depressingly so. The best aspect of a college or university is all the choice it offers, diversity in every sense of the word. Don’t squander your chance!”
From Dean Shareski ” You can always remind folks that you want both but choosing a path or focus doesn’t exclude the other but gives you a much better chance of creating a culture and momentum to do good work.”
From Teach Thought – The University of Minnesota offered some observable characteristics of effective teaching which, while focused on teacher actions rather than student learning, had some useful tips–not so much how to teach generally, but specific actions that you can use tomorrow.