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Compassionate Flexibility: An Open Conversation About Syllabi Design

February 20, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mental and physical health, for both students and faculty, are connected to the workload and intellectual labors we carry as a learning community. Syllabi are ideally designed to provide faculty and students with a roadmap and a clear set of guidelines to foster a productive, transparent working relationship. As we begin a new semester, student leaders and WIIH Fellows invite you to an open conversation reflecting on what is fair and equitable when it comes to expectations surrounding coursework. Are there ways we can think past the “either-or” fallacy of compassionate flexibility vs. intellectual rigor? Or of respect for difference vs. respect for the time and labor of others? Can we find more space in our demanding lives to calmly articulate the individual priorities and values that inform all faculty-student conversations throughout the semester?

All are welcome.

Presented by the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program. 


February 20, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ellen McBreen