After reflecting on the topic I last wrote about (silence and listening), it dawned on me that, as the Dean of Students, I don't have a designated time to meet with students. Yes, I meet with students all of the time--when they contact me and schedule a meeting. What I don't currently do is reach out to the student body for a scheduled time to talk about what's up.
So this is my idea: have an hour a week when I can meet with students--probably in the Campus Center, probably during a free hour, probably informal, yet with a great deal of intentionality. Do you think this is a good idea? Is it something that we should do? If you think so, then please reply to this post.