Seizing the teachable moment.
As I watched all the events surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, I kept reflecting on how this entire episode would be affecting campuses -- students (those who had been sexually abused or accused of abuse most especially), faculty members, staff members and coaches, among others. And I was pondering how to help educational communities process all that happened in ways that do not fracture them, create resentments and exacerbate incivility.
Originally published: October 15, 2018
Author: Karen Gross
Position: Former President
Institution: Southern Vermont College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed