One of my proudest moments as chair of the Board of Trustees of Utica College was when the entire community adopted our Statement of Principles.
We acknowledged that, as a member of the community, you’ll be exposed to ideas that might make you uncomfortable. But it’s only in the sharing of those ideas, and discourse and research around them, that we advance knowledge.
Here’s the principles in video form.
Takeaway: Avoid safe spaces. Tackle new and problematic ideas head-on. And win.
Disclosure: I am a graduate of Utica College, a board member since 2004, and have served as a chair of the Board of Trustees.