Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I may be a bit of a Pollyanna (given how treacly, or even declassé, the following might seem to some), but...

Credo of a Humanistic Professor

I believe in cooperation.
I believe in friend-making and in bond-building.
I believe in mutual respect and in shared responsibility.
I believe in achievement of understanding, and in always-open lines of communication.
I believe in controlled, consensual risk-taking.
I believe in honest intellectual inquiry.
I believe that little is more important in an academic relationship, up to and including mastery of the material being studied, than ensuring the conditions and goals indicated above.

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