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A robot-proof model of higher education is not concerned solely with topping up students’ minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it refits their mental engines, calibrating them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or otherwise produce something society deems valuable. — Joseph Aoun Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to use this space as a way to communicate with faculty and staff about our shared work and the activities and initiatives underway in Academic Affairs. As we continue to manage through the many changes facing higher education, and work toward a shared vision for the Lesley of the future, I am especially mindful of the importance of dialogue and open, ongoing communication. To that end, I hope this blog augments the other ways in which we communicate through emails and meetings. My hope is that this will serve as a space to share my views on issues, challenges and opportunities we face, to respond to your questions, and to hear your perspectives through your comments and feedback, as well as through guest blogs.

The tremendous changes impacting higher education can seem a bit overwhelming to track, and so I intend for this blog to also help curate some of the information on trends and national conversations, so that we can reflect on what those trends may mean for Lesley and our mission. I also hope to keep you informed of the work we are doing and how you can be involved.

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