Talking Points: No. 1
As our chapters and conferences confront major issues, we often create “toolkits” that include sample letters to other constituencies within our institutions (administrators, staff, and especially students), to groups that may be potential allies, to legislators, and to newspapers and other online media sites.
But, beyond those salient issues, there is typically a multitude of issues that present themselves on a weekly, if not a daily, basis and that we might address to the benefit of our faculties, our institutions, and our profession–if we only had the time or, more precisely, if doing so did not consume quite so much time.
One possible solution is to devise ways of sharing not just ideas but succinct expressions of those ideas. As we read opinion pieces, we might get into the habit of taking special note of the effective arguments that their authors present. Ideally, we might begin to create a store…
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