Monday, December 17, 2012
It isn’t the first time that a former student has gotten in trouble with a disciplinary committee, but these incidents are always discouraging to me. In this particular case, the student did something that was outrageous and his sanction was justified. (I’ll leave out the name and the incident—no reason to create more embarrassment).
As a student, he was bright and hardworking. I never heard rumors that suggested he was dishonest or unbalanced. I don’t think there was anything I could have done to strengthen his moral fiber. Still, I feel a great sense of disappointment in him and, I guess, in myself. Maybe my disappointment in myself is misplaced, but maybe there is something in the training we offer future professionals that is inadequate.