Today, as budgets continue to shrink and expectations continue to rise, we face our own crisis in higher education. Many advisors are being asked to do more with less: more advisees, more meetings, more technology, more nights and weekends, more data, more assessment, fewer resources, less time. This kind of environment has the potential to become toxic, leading to a culture of fear, competition, segregation, and blame. Permaculture offers us insights as to how we can respond to these challenging times in a positive, productive way.
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