With the end of the academic year, SPME would like its faculty members and subscribers to share their evaluations of the Arab-Israeli narrative on their campuses and in their academic disciplines. Have things gotten better have they gotten worse or have they stayed the same? Is the narrative accurate and analytical with discussions leading to resolution or is it extreme and propagandistic leading to distortions and alienation?
What has been the role of faculty in the narrative discussions? Have faculty been involved? Have they been informed? Have they been committed to problem solving or problem creating?
What has been the role of students in the narrative discussions? Have they been informed? Have they been committed to problem solving or problem creating?
Have the various religious and political advocacy groups from within the academic community and outside the academic community been helpful in bring clarity and accuracy to the discussion?
SPME would like to share your responses with soon to be over 2000 readers of the SPME Faculty Forum, so please included your name, title, discipline and affiliation. In this way, we hope to network and further empower facult to take a more active and facilitative role in improving the quality and accuracy of the Arab-Israeli narrative on campus and in the disciplines. We look forward to hearing from colleagues around the world in response to these questions and more to come. We want to know what you think. Simply hit reply and respond.