We are in control of our (education) knowledge…

Within my education, I value the idea of control. My education has genuinely shaped my worldview. I have noticed that the experiences I undergo while pursuing my education have been a reflection of the several other facets of my life. For a long time, I found this process to be tiresome, redundant, and unsatisfying. This experience may have stemmed from my frustrations with being a collegiate athlete. I used both sports and my education to drive my need to prove my worth. It was not until I began graduate school that I found my authenticity within my artwork while practicing art therapy. My identity is closely aligned with my education (intellect). When it suffers, I also suffer. To be dismissed from a program closely mimics losing control of your “knowledge”, in this perspective. I believe that the dismissal process should be re-evaluated. The terminology indicates a form of rejection. We want to help students be better people for themselves and others — despite the offense. The remediation process should extend until we have exhausted all of our opportunities. Educational learning should never be dismissed. 

With Intention.