Higher education has become more complex.
Subject-matter expertise and charisma in teaching are no longer enough (if they ever were).
Attending to the welfare of students has also become a priority to an extent that is new for many (if not all) of us.
New modes of teaching and degrees of care work take time and energy that we are accustomed to dedicating elsewhere, including research, family, and hobbies.
"[T]he problem we face is ... 'eptitude' -- making sure we apply the knowledge we have consistently and correctly."
One solution to this problem is a CHECKLIST.
A checklist offers
"a different strategy [than training and practice] for overcoming failure, one that builds on experience and takes advantage of the knowledge people have but somehow also makes up for our inevitable human inadequacies."
~ Gawandi, The Checklist Manifesto, pp. 10, 19.
The three (new) most important words in higher ed: Communication, communication, communication!
3. Inspiration. I communicate my excitement, priorities, purpose, methods, and/or aspirations.
4. Presence. Tactics for regular communication with students are in place.
5. Listen. Students have means and motive to communicate with me.
Created with images by Aaron Burden - "untitled image" • Nathan Hobbs - "untitled image" • William Moreland - "untitled image" • Yustinus Tjiuwanda - "untitled image" • Marcos Luiz Photograph - "Worship" • Dimitry Anikin - "Typewriter at the Shakespeare and Company book store in Paris, France." • Ivan Aleksic - "From the exhibition "The Nineties: A Glossary of Migrations" https://www.muzej-jugoslavije.org/en/exhibition/devedesete-recnik-migracija/ " • William Daigneault - "untitled image" • Alec Favale - "untitled image" • Stephanie Klepacki - "untitled image" • Domenico Loia - "Unsplash Power" • Ksenia Makagonova - "Increase focus, knowledge, and memory."