A few days ago, I woke up to an e-mail from a faculty member in the system that made me breathe a deep sigh of relief.
In the e-mail, this dedicated and passionate chemistry professor posed a question about the upcoming 2018 ATL Conference:
Centering Student Learning: Connecting Completions, Equity, and Guided Pathways
“This theme is right on target! Wow! It’s like you crawled inside my head and plucked out professional development needs and community information sharing desires!”
Lest you think this post is purely self-congratulatory, I’d like to let you in on a little secret. The night before, I had woken up around 2AM thinking panicked thoughts about the Call for Proposals I posted to this blog and to the ATLC listserv.
Thoughts like . . . Am I completely out of touch with your lived reality as a faculty member? Have I mindlessly
drank drunk the Kool-Aid? Did I just create the most boring conference theme in history?