|Using Tolerance to Promote Tolerance: an ongoing conversation will be Wednesday|
There are a lot of divisive issues in our world and on our campus, and most of us agree there is a lamentable lack of opportunity for genuine and open disagreement and debate within our culture. Ideally, a university should be a safe space for the courteous exchange of thoughts and ideas. How do we encourage and sustain such an environment for our students and ourselves? Last week, a group of faculty gathered to discuss how to talk to students about difficult issues that may not be directly related to their course, but still effect the climate of classrooms and campus. This week, we would like to continue that conversation and we invite you to join us.
We hope that you will come and bring your concerns, ideas, aspirations and hopes for fostering greater open-mindedness, respect, forbearance, charity, kindness. In short, greater humanity, both in and outside our classroom space. We will meet Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Badlands Room at the Memorial Union and again the next week at the same time and place (Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Badlands Room).
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, OID, email@example.com, 777-4233