Faculty Statement

I need to bust my tail every day in order to teach students how to work hard.

I need to be fastidious in my physical exams to teach students how to pay attention to details.

I need to fill out labels, put bands on, and double and triple check myself to teach students the importance of food safety.

I need to call producers the day after I see a case to teach students how to follow through.

I need to ask my colleagues for help to teach students how to collaborate.

I need to watch what I say to teach students how to be professional.

I need to voice my opinion to teach students how to respectfully disagree.

I need to stand up for fellow colleagues and give them the benefit of the doubt to teach students how to be unified as a profession.

I need to listen carelfully and take my time with producers to teach students how to care for their clients and how to communicate.

I need to go home at a decent hour to teach students how to have a work life balance.

I need to be willing to pick out stalls and haul water buckets to teach students how to be humble.

I need to laugh at myself to teach students not to take themselves too seriously.

I need to ask questions to teach students how to be curious.

I need to read papers to teach students how to educate themselves.

I need to move slowly to teach students how to be patient with each other and their clients.

I need to move quickly to teach students how to be efficient.

I need to take students’ ideas seriously to teach them to be open minded.

I need to persevere to teach students, especially the girls, that they can do it.

I need to fail in order to teach students how to get back up again.

Most importantly, I need to love and care about students as human beings in order to teach them how to be human beings.

That is what it means to me to be a faculty member.

Category(s): PFP13F

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