Certainties amid Uncertainty
Most of us are not feeling the anticipation we usually feel at the beginning of a new academic year. Anxiety is closer to what most of us are experiencing. What’s going to happen when the students come back to campus—or when they don’t? How bad are finances at the institution? Are cuts to jobs or programs a possibility? Will the semester end as it began? With so much up in the air, I wondered whether it would help to review what we know for sure—certainties in these times of uncertainty.