Blogging and #SAwrites. My guest appearance on the SA Spectacular Podcast show…

I had the pleasure of being on the Student Affairs Collective’s Podcast series this week.  Dustin and I talked about blogging, what I do here on this site, and few other things.  It was super fun.  Check it out below… (Original post here.)

In One Click: Follow the Newest Student Affairs Job Search & Blog Post Tweets

I’ve talked about how much I enjoy the content curation site, Paper.li.  Here are two examples of a Paper.li that I created for the higher education and student affairs masters students I teach.  These sites pull content from social media postings that contain specific hashtags and format them into a visual newspaper.  Once a week a new edition is dynamically created and emailed out to subscribers.  If you think they might also be helpful to you, check them out…

SPOTLIGHT: Cornell Admissions’ Student Blogs

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 uncensored experiences.  From the blog landing page, one has links to student blogs on independent platforms including Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress, and others.  It’s a refreshing take on student admissions blogs that break out of the usual university template. 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… Read More

Celebrating Blog Post #100!

This marks my 100th post since I began blogging approximately 2 years ago and I thought it marked an excellent time to look back, share some stats and highlight some of my most popular posts. The total number of hits my blog has recorded to date: 78,891 The highest number of hits in a single day: 7014 Top searched for term leading to my site: Residential Curriculum Top 5 countries sending traffic to my site: Country Views United States 71,955 Canada 1,362 United Kingdom 418 Australia 355 Brazil 174 Top 20 Blog Posts and… Read More

Experiments in Teaching and Training With Social Media and Technology

Being an instructor in the Higher Education Master’s programs at Boston College and Merrimack College, and as former Res Lifer, I’ve always been interested in how to advance student learning outcomes through the use of technology and social media in classroom and training environments.  I’ll have the opportunity to present on both at the upcoming national conventions of ACPA and NASPA.  Below you will find the slide deck from my presentation as well as some resources for further reading.