Connecting with the campus community to find success: Opinion


Postsecondary leadership should strive to authentically connect with their student body and ground themselves in the situations of the people they serve, writes James T Harris (University of San Diego). Harris describes how organizing morning walks with students in a nearby canyon, where students could let down their guard and authentically share their perspectives and their experiences at the university. These conversations gave Harris insight that could be used while discussing challenges with the university’s senior team. The author encourages postsecondary leaders to find a way to connect with the campus community and ground themselves in their people.

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