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MORE-ER-ER Tim Gunn: #StudentAffairs Professional

Michael Kors was fun, but let’s get back to the critical-but-affirming nature of Tim Gunn.  This is the last one… as I think I’ve beat this meme to its death. ;) Original memes below the fold, but onwards to the new advice Mr. Gunn has to give: If Tim Gunn was a student affairs professional, this…

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The Opportunities and Challenges of a Social Residential Curriculum #ResLife

  I had the immense privilege of being one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 ACPA Residential Curriculum Institute talking about how residence life professionals (and actually, any student affairs professional) can integrate social media into their student learning efforts.  I wanted to provide a sample of the slide deck I used as well as…

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Monday #HigherEd #SocialMedia Spotlight: @Cornell Admissions’ Student Blogs

This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of social media efforts by colleges and universities every Monday.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet me. The use of first-person student blogs on admissions websites isn’t new, but Cornell University has given broad latitude to its student bloggers to share their…

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Hiring #ResLife Professional Staff for a Residential Curriculum

When transitioning your residence life program to a residential curriculum model, it becomes increasingly important that you hire professional staff with the requisite skills and competencies to enact the curriculum.  Although these skills are desirable in any residence life professional, they take on added importance in a residential curriculum.  Some of the competencies required of staff…