Serving by Meeting Students’ Basic Needs
I often wonder what we will ultimately learn from the COVID-19 virus. What lessons will we take forward? How will we be different? Will we be wiser? More present? More thoughtful? Even as I ponder this, I notice that I am already returning to old habits, habits that I had shed in the early months of the pandemic when commutes were replaced by walks after work and a greater time for reflection. Yes, there was the dizzying array of Zoom meetings and COVID-19 briefings and extended workdays, but I also had greater bandwidth to try endless new recipes and bake for the first time in years. I read more, I developed a routine of alternating fiction and nonfiction, and I finished books in the pile by my bed.
Originally published: May 10, 2022
Author: Ann McElaney-Johnson
Institution: Mount Saint Mary's University of Los Angeles
Published by: Inside Higher Ed