Institutions must become more intentional in how they promote empathy: Bortolin

August 16, 2019

It is time for institutions to make good on their claim that the people on their campus matter, writes Kathleen Bortolin. The author notes that in her school’s teaching and learning centre, for example, conversations can often “shift away from learning outcomes and engaging teaching strategies and we slide into whispers about workload issues, politics, bullying and survival.” The author outlines several steps institutions can take to create a greater culture of empathy, which would include becoming more intentional in seeking out this quality in job applicants, and questioning “incomprehensible workloads and lack of support for new (and seasoned) faculty.” University Affairs (International)