- Increasing Collaboration -
By taking pressure off individual outcomes we can shift the paradigm from relationships of support to ones of collaboration. This creates more opportunities for community members to share their skills and resources with one another.
- Engaged Pedagogy -
Creating an atmosphere of intellectual and spiritual growth for both teachers and students by prioritizing social and emotional support in addition to academic achievement. This practice incorporates vulnerability into education, which leads to increased connection, trust, and engagement. Dialogue creates opportunities for teachers and students to share life experiences and emotions, including discomforts. Conversations around our challenges, fears, and struggles within academia help normalize stressors as part of the academic process.
- Social Events -
Help to increase the quantity and quality of connections between community members. More programming means more interactions with the community. The combination of structured and unstructured events will build relationships, foster collaboration, and create dialogue leading towards a more engaged pedagogy.
The goal here is incremental shifts towards clarifying, streamlininging, and creating consistency in how expectations, information, and feedback are accessed, given, and shared.