I had the opportunity to travel with Laura and some others to this amazing conference. I would like to take some time to blog about my experience. Until I do, Laura’s thoughts about “Ideals of Academia” is key for anyone in research or education.
I just spent a very refreshing weekend in the good company of friends and colleagues at Taylor University’s Lewis and Friends Colloquium (June 2-5). I’ve been to various conferences in the past relating to the Wade authors, but upon reflection what made this one memorable was two main qualities:
- The level of scholarship in the presentations
- The camaraderie & collegiality of the participants
If you look at the speaker list then #1 is no surprise! However I want to focus on #2, which in my estimation is far more difficult to achieve in any group setting as it requires “buy in” from all in attendance, and a conducive atmosphere in which to flourish. Let me back up a little here to explain why I find this quality such a refreshing attribute.
Academia is, to put it mildly, a challenging world and certainly not for the faint of heart. Experts in their fields are honed to…
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