Today a group of over fifty faculty in the College of the Liberal Arts gathered to deliberate about how best to respond to the students we will encounter next week in our classrooms as we begin a new academic year in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that has impacted our community.
Since the news of the scandal broke last November, we in the Dean's Office have thought a great deal about how to respond to staff, faculty, alums and students in ways that push us toward a vision of Penn State as an academic community of integrity and rigorous inquiry.
Organizing and modering a faculty panel discussion entitled Teaching into the Crisis is the latest in our attempts to engage faculty in ways that open new opportunities to deliberate about how best to reaffirm the values we have always sought to embody: excellent scholarship, innovative teaching and conscientious service.
Here I have gathered information about the panelists and resources to facilitate further deliberation with one another and our students:
The Panel in the order in which they spoke:
Debbie Hawhee, Professor of English, Co-Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation
Diigo is a service that allows groups to share bookmarks associated with a particular issue of common interest. We invite you to follow our Diigo Group where we will post links to resources to facilitate deliberation on the Penn State crisis.