What can YOU do to help?

Climate issues in philosophy have been in the news recently.  You might be asking: “What can I do to help?”  Any movement needs people who are committed to the cause and have the capacity or resources to contribute.  The more help and support behind a cause, the more can be accomplished. Here are some things…

Giving feedback

It is difficult to give feedback to someone whose behavior is not contributing to a good climate.  How can one do it effectively?  How can one avoid blow-back?   Here is a tip sheet that may be helpful, and also suggestions for how to respond when you are the one getting the feedback.  Comments and…

Obnoxious Comments

There is a graduate student (I’ll call this person X) in my department who repeatedly makes comments which I (and at least several other students who I have talked to) take to be sexist and racist. They are not statements about hating any particular group of people, or anything obvious like that; they are more…

Senior Faculty Blow-up

I just was approached by a wonderful junior colleague I have, someone I am really hoping our department can keep, who was very upset about the following.  Having proposed some changes to our handbook for the department, another, senior colleague blew up at him in front of the chair.  Apparently this has happened at least…