What we came in thinking and what has changed
How we move on with this information
Going Around-Individual’s comments:
-Why don’t I like higher ed?
-More confident in decision to come here instead of state school
-Set up (connectivity)
-“The devil is in the details”
Qualification, historical data
-Inspiring to see young people criticizing their own institution
-Learning about other marginalized communities’ experiences in history and now
-Interdisciplinary stuff of this course
-Residential versus technologyà “not for my own children, though”
-Primary education and elementary education preparation for what?
-More faith in higher education after having taken course
-Universal Design in action (Office of Disability Services)à seeing it in action
-Grateful for personal sharing
-Prepared for consumption of future information
-We read the news and listen to the radio differently
-Student health and counseling
How do we learn to learn ? Where does this happen?
-Democracy: the process is so slow! But understanding why we value or prioritize it.
-This was one of few classes where coming in with learning challenges did not significantly impact ability to learn
-How to make college more accessible. Now thinking about K-16. How can education make social change?
-Adaptability and flexibility is what is important
-Headlines not coincidence; there are always significant issuesà we are awake to it now
-Systems of oppression at every level
-Learned about class structures. Asking good questions that actually spark conversation
-Learning how to defend liberal arts education
-Who should go to college any why?
-Changing perspective on safe-spaces on campuses
-In California there is no affirmative action. Berkeley putting steps forward
-Distrust of online mediumà disproved
-Renewed sense of pressure
-People as the most important part of education
-You leave Oberlin thinking that there is no problem that you can’t solve (though I feel like there are few problems I can solve)
-Theory and Practice******
-Sharing Expertise not always best format
-This is about partners in conversation
What do you want your work to accomplish?
“Wicked Problem” –you can’t change it all at once
HBCU’s: what if they are raided for black professors and professors of color
Self versus community
HOW TO MAKE CHANGE?
Transparency and conversation
Even when something is not “feasible” à enough pressure can make change
How do campuses communicate?
It’s about priorities