Does Your Residential Curriculum Cascade?

An important concept in developing intentional learning experiences for students is the idea of the “cascade.” Much like the successive steps of a waterfall, as water flows from one plateau to another, learning goals and outcomes in a residential curriculum should flow from more general statements of educational priority down to more specific and measurable…

The Missing Eleventh Element of a Residential Curriculum: Customized Student Learning

The Residential Curriculum Institute outlines 10 “Essential Elements” that make up a curriculum and yet little to no research has been conducted specifically on these Elements. While that is not to say that the Elements are unsupported by research, they borrow from proven concepts and sound principles of instructional design, but there is currently no body of…

Student Lifecycle

New Webinar: Staying Relevant: The Relationship between Student Affairs and Mobile Technology (w/Guidebook)

I recently had the opportunity to join the higher ed tech company, Guidebook, on a webinar discussing how apps and technology are changing the student experience and student expectations for higher education. Chris Trudell of Guidebook served as the moderator. If you’re interested, it’s free and available online.  Find out more: Staying Relevant: The Relationship between…

NDSL

JUST PUBLISHED: “Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies” in “Going Digital in Student Leadership”

I’m excited to share that I have a new chapter out in the most recent volume of New Directions in Student Leadership entitled, Going Digital in Student Leadership. The chapter I co-authored with Dr. Ed Cabellon, titled “Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies,” presents an overview of the historical trends in and the current state of technology in leadership…