#ACPA16 Presentation: Digitized Student Development, Social Media, and Identity

I’m pleased to be presenting the results of my dissertation research at ACPA this year.  This presentation provides a broad overview of my study, its findings, and implications.  This is one of the first times I am presenting this material in public and I am super excited about it.  If you want to learn more, I’ve included the program abstract and learning outcomes below along with a copy of the presentation slides I will be using.

#ACPA16 Presentation: Social and Digital Technology Competency Institute for College Student Educators

Myself and a number of my colleagues from the ACPA Digital Task Force came together to propose a pre-conference session that is intended to help practitioners make sense of the new Technology competency area in the ACPA/NASPA Competencies for Student Affairs Educators.  The following post gives a broad overview of the session as well as additional resources for participants and guests alike!

Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the 2016 NASPA Convention

Yesterday’s post provided a preview of the tech-related sessions being offered at ACPA 2016, and today we move on to the NASPA Convention.  Again, what strikes me about this list is the sheer number and diversity of programs.  The topics presented are wide-ranging from faith development to online education.  Every year the offerings get more and more exciting.  Take a look…

Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the 2016 ACPA Convention

What a difference a year makes!  When I started doing these blog posts in 2014 highlighting the tech-related sessions being offered at the ACPA and NASPA conferences, it required a lot more keyword searching and scrolling to compile these lists.  Now that Technology exists as its own competency area, the process has become significantly more easy!  Click, click… BOOM!.  In addition to the sessions being easier to find, the quality and number of them has also noticeably improved.  If you’re interested in one’s on tap for ACPA related to tech… have a look…

The Income Disparity In College Student Social Media Use No One Is Talking About

When I present to higher education professionals on college students and social media, I often begin by providing some basic statistics on social media platform use and adoption.  My reason for sharing these statistics is to set the stage for our subsequent discussions.  Age is by far the biggest determinant of overall social media use.  If you are younger, you are far more likely to be on social media.  Outside of age, looking at other demographic factors (race, ethnicity, geography, etc.), social media adoption is relatively uniform.  What is not uniform, however,… Read More