|Portfolio of Dr. Ronald Keith
Personal Mission Statement
I desire to live in a manner where my interactions with others add positively to every situation—giving more than I consume. To enrich others with my life—not that I have such magnificence to add to their lives---but to give what little I do have.
I desire to have a disciplined curiosity about life--to be a lifetime learner. This is important for my own personal, intellectual, and professional development--but it also allows me to serve others more effectively. I desire to challenge my presently held concepts of life through learning and interactions with others. My understanding, interpretation, and application of the world of ideas will constantly evolve throughout my lifetime. This is the very essence of being and remaining alive.
Role as Teacher
In relationship with my students, I facilitate intellectual, professional, and personal development. While I desire their comradeship, it is more important to enrich their lives by active facilitation—which sometimes requires that I challenge them in uncomfortable ways. I must do this in order to teach with integrity.
Ronald K. Bolender