Here’s something I’ve noticed about the PEPRE Process: Students don’t seem particularly interested in it. In fact, I haven’t heard a single student talk about it. They know academic programs are being cut, but they also know it’s not going to affect them.
I don’t mean to minimize the significance of the PEPRE Process, or the fear it induces, but the reality is that students don’t care.
And if students don’t care, maybe it’s worth our time to focus on what they do care about–what they hope for, struggle with, and dream of.
Maybe we should even obsess over it.