Determination is a fascinating homonym; it can describe “a decision made” as well as convey the idea of moving forward in a particular direction with confidence and fortitude. In many respects, the reality of systemic racism is not new — it is, unfortunately, as American as apple pie.Read More
End of Discussion!
Making time for discussion is what any healthy organization needs in order to be in the best position to make good decisions. Discussions, when structured properly, can yield important pieces of information that can strengthen the collective perspective.Read More
Sharing Is Indeed Caring
It’s fascinating to consider just how many series of decisions must be broached in moving toward reconciliation. This segment concerns the best ways to share a report once it has been fashioned.Read More
If we think about it, the tangible evidence of any investigation is typically a report. Reports can take on myriad formats and roles. They may be oral or written, but what is consistent is that there’s a communicated expectation established between the requester and the reporter before the transaction gets underway.Read More
The Pen Drops
When confronting the past, the question becomes: which parts of the past will represent the truth? There are five principal components to our university’s plan for racial reconciliation: 1) research, 2) report, 3) dissemination, 4) discussion, and 5) determination. I’ll write about these one at a time. Starting with research may sound obvious, but it is not obvious unless it is noticed.Read More