1. What worked? What would you celebrate?
I loved getting to know all the people in the Faculty collaboration. Ginger's ability to laugh at herself and us was always a joy. Samuel's silent musing often ended with the wisdom we were all looking for. Kathryn's transparent willingness to speak with passion about her commitments to the university and her discipline were eye-opening. Colleen's ability to balance the concerns of the math department and her own excitement about SUSTAIN was commendable. John consistently showing up and sharing his life experiences added richness. Chance's willingness to keep coming to the group even when he was pretty sure he wouldn't be able to participate was great. Pete's ability to be completely truthful about his experiences and feelings helped us all grow. Roger's wisdom and ability to articulate is always helpful. Linda's honesty about her thinking and emotion combined with her exceptional abilities as a leader helped us stay focused. Neal's participation always has a calming influence for me; it is like he is consistently seeing the value in what we are trying to do. Nina's thoughtful contributions always makes me ponder. I initially forgot to say how much I appreciate Dan, his enthusiasm for what we are doing is so refreshing. I sometimes think of him when I am discouraged, because I respect him so and if he thinks this might work, it actually might.
3. What are your reflections on our last day's conversation?