Crafting Connection…with Self, Colleagues, Community, Students, and Your Passion for Academia

by Bethany Kaser (CTE) The 2022-2023 academic year is the third year of our new normal. 2020-2021 we spent surviving. 2021-2022 we spent doing a combination of surviving and recovering. 2022-2023 is time to spend surviving and recovering still, but also thriving. This year, the Flourishing Academic's posts will center around crafting and exploring the …

Rounding Out the Academic Year with Resiliency, Hope, and More Wise Words from Olaf

by Bethany Kaser (CTE) We began the 2021-2022 academic year with the wise words of the more mature Olaf the Snowman from Disney's second Frozen film (Welcoming in a Fall Semester with Resiliency, Hope, and Wise Words from Olaf). We used Olaf's words of resilience and hope to forge a way through a school year …

May Inclusivity Challenge

Somehow, the academic year is at an end, as is our official Inclusivity Challenge journey. We're so thankful you've made this journey with us and we hope these carefully curated resources have been as insightful and inspiring for you as they have been for us. We also hope that you continue to visit these resources …

The Flourishing Academic’s Summer Reading Recommendations

The summer holidays are fast approaching and whether you maintain the full sprint of the school year or you allow yourself to slow to a well-deserved crawl, you will undoubtedly find yourself in need of a worthy summer read. The staff at CTE and additional flourishing faculty members have offered strong reads for their fellow …

April Inclusivity Challenge

It's no joke that April is brimming with celebrations of faith. Although April usually conjures images of April Fool's jokes and springtime, this month is also filled with spiritual events for numerous religious groups. In honor of these many and varied events, April's Inclusivity Challenge focuses on inclusivity through religion and spirituality. Please find the …

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