Saturday, August 23, 2008

Speaking of Honor

I was honored to be asked to present the faculty perspective on our school's Honor Code at our annual Honor Convocation, a moment when all new students at the school are introduced to the Honor System and sign an Honor Pledge, committing themselves to that system.

I only had a week to prepare, so I turned to a number of colleagues and some fellow alums for ideas. Tim O'Donnell and Claudia Emerson were particularly helpful in shaping the direction of the speech.

Thanks to Anand Rao for recording and posting the video. If anyone's interested, I could post the text of the talk as well.

In any case, I think it went well. It was a real honor to stand up on that stage and start off the academic year in that way and represent the faculty perspective to the entering students.


Unknown said...

That was so nice! I can't believe another year is starting--and to hear that they will be the class of 2012--wow. Very nice job. I don't remember who my speaker was, but I'm betting you were much more interesting than they were.

Unknown said...

Wow, what a great introduction to not only the honor code, but to Mary Washington and the life of the mind.
I made my friends listen to it and they were impressed too.
Those are the moments where I like to brag to my friends that you are my adviser :-)