Video: PechaKucha – Claiming Our Roles As Educators: Residential Curriculum and Curricular Approaches

At the most recent Convention of ACPA – College Student Educators International, I had the opportunity to present a PechaKucha-stylepresentation on residential curriculum and curricular approaches to student affairs work. In this video I discuss why we need a curricular approach, how the movement started, what curricular approaches entail, and how we can move this idea towards competency based certification. There are many possible implications for student learning. Closed captioning is available through the YouTube setting.

Guest Appearance on HigherEdLive: The Future of Digital Education [VIDEO]

I was pleased to be a part of this week’s HigherEdLive broadcast along with my amazing collaborators and friends on ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology.  The video of our show is embedded below.  I think there are some really great nuggets of wisdom in here.  Laura Pasquini also curated a Storify of the backchannel. Enjoy! THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL EDUCATION ORIGINALLY STREAMED LIVE: WED, APR 1, 2015 @ 12:00PM (EST) Nine months ago, a team of top scholars, practitioners, and leaders from a range of industries were brought together by ACPA to address the… Read More

Draft Report and Recommendations from ACPA’s Task Force on Digital Technology

The following post originally appeared on the ACPA Digital Task Force’s website.  I have been proud to serve alongside some amazing colleagues on the Task Force this year and the following represents the initial draft report of the group.  Please consider giving your feedback on the original post so we can improve it. Video from ACPA Video On Demand by Ed Cabellon and Tony Doody, Co-Chairs of the ACPA Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology On behalf of the entire ACPA Digital Task Force, we are pleased to share with you all our… Read More

Is the idea of higher education as a public good dead?

Lately I find myself increasingly frustrated. In particular, I’m frustrated by one strain of rhetoric that has increasingly crept into the public discourse. It is the idea that the acceptance of any social/government assistance is inherently a “hand out.” That somehow, our societal care for one another should only be expressed through private giving. That all individuals that accept public assistance are necessarily “leeches” on the system.  I find this incredibly disturbing and frustrating. Are we abandoning the idea that we are all in this together?  That by uplifting individuals we’re all uplifted… Read More

What I’m Reading on the Topic of Social Media and Tech

The following are books on topics related to social media and tech are works I’ve either recently read or are on my reading “to do” list… let me know if you have any recommendations!