Blog: CSM Cabinet Conversations

CSM’s Cabinet Conversations is a new blog series that examines the changes our communities are experiencing in the post-pandemic world.

In this space, the nine members of College of Southern Maryland’s President’s Cabinet will take turns each week exploring our new realities and share their perspective on what these changes could mean. Their blogs will not offer solutions; rather they will share a journey that studies the pieces of the pandemic puzzle as it is getting put together.

Latest Articles

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Cabinet Conversations: The Meaning of Place in the Post-Pandemic World

May 3, 2022

The character of our places, the spirit of our places, and the love of our places remained—even in the most confusing days of the pandemic. We found that our shared values and experiences were not bound to a particular space but rather created a place that could live beyond the gates of a college. While our experiences help us attach meaning to a space, it is ultimately not the space that creates a sense of place but the shared experiences themselves. A sense of place can be anywhere—in-person or virtual—we feel accepted and supported by others.

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Cabinet Conversations: Community Colleges: One Answer to the Student Debt Crisis

April 26, 2022

The CSM’s President’s Cabinet agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic to some core principles that would take us into the future, namely that we value the diverse needs of our college community and that we support a flexible workplace. The college recognized that employees needed to be supported in finding a work-life balance while balancing the need for in-person contact important to the college’s mission to support student needs.

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Cabinet Conversations: Flexible Work Schedules Meet the Diverse Need of College Community

April 19, 2022

The CSM’s President’s Cabinet agreed during the COVID-19 pandemic to some core principles that would take us into the future, namely that we value the diverse needs of our college community and that we support a flexible workplace. The college recognized that employees needed to be supported in finding a work-life balance while balancing the need for in-person contact important to the college’s mission to support student needs.

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