The COVID-19 pandemic brought great disparities to society as a whole. In the education sector, teachers were forced to deliver content while exploring new ways to do so through new or unfamiliar technologies, working in various modalities, while keeping students engaged. This change called for instructors to be flexible, be aware, have empathy, have foresight, build community, communicate, and care for students in this new, mostly virtual, environment. This research explores the idea of college educators as servant leaders by examining definitions of servant leadership, exploring how a servant leader empowers those they lead in times of crisis, examining implications for the classroom, and finally proposing a framework for the concept of the Professor as a servant leader, while considering what that might mean for students.
Benjamin, Garfield R.
"College Professors as Servant Leaders: Promoting Student Dignity in the Classroom,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 7:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol7/iss1/14
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