Academe is called to cultivate institutional habits of truth telling and truth hearing, critical self-reflection, and accountability.
We must consciously and intentionally empower those habits on our campuses to meet that calling.
"Can Michigan State Recover and Chart a New Path for Higher Education?"
Inside Higher Education, July 11, 2018.
To enact the values for which you advocate.
“I can't believe what you say, because I see what you do.”
An activity to be practiced well or badly.
"...a Listening Presence."Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Generous Thinking.
ethos is character
empathy + new possibilities for a more just future
"Critical Humility"Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Generous Thinking.
Look within. Within is where you'll find the source of the good, which is always able to burst forth anew if you always look.
Meditations, VII, 59.
We become just by doing things that are just, temperate by doing things that are temparate, and courageous by doing things that are courageous.
Nicomachean Ethics, 1103b1-2.
"Empathetic Citizenship"Nancy Cantor, Of Mutual Benefit.
We have forgotten that [democracy] has to be enacted anew in every generation, in every year and day, in the living relations of person to person in all social forms and institutions.
The Later Works of John Dewey:1925-1953, Social Frontier, 416.