Following College Students… Getting Up To Speed On Snapchat

  According to recent statistics from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 41% of U.S. teenagers are on Snapchat (April 8, 2015).  Alongside Facebook and Instagram, Snapchat rounds out the Top 3 of teen social media sites.  This was also consistent with the college students in my doctoral research who reported the same “top 3.”  But what about you as an educator? Do you use Snapchat?  Do you understand it?  I’ve found that higher education professionals are lagging behind in their knowledge of this important social network.

Women at the Forefront of Student Affairs History

Student affairs has had a long history of women contributing to the profession that dates back to the turn of the century. This is something I feel too often goes under-appreciated.  In many ways, women were almost wholly responsible for many of the values and principles we uphold in our work.  Chief among them, the care for the whole person. Although the field is usually noted as beginning with the appointment of LeBarron Briggs in 1890 as Harvard’s “Dean of the College” in charge of student welfare, women quickly followed with Elizabeth… Read More

11 Deliciously Retro Student Affairs Book Covers To Make Fun Of

Last Fall, ACPA released an EXCELLENT website that walks through a history of student affairs and college student educator practice as told through the seminal publications of the Association.  If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, I encourage you to scroll through them.  In many cases you can click to see their full text. In addition to this excellent contribution to our history, the timeline also displays some of the most DELICIOUSLY RETRO publication covers from our past.  We’ve come a long way.  Here are a few of my favorites (with commentary).

Why Timehop is the app everyone should have on their phone right now… [REBLOG]

In honor of my (now aborted) trip to the Crossroads of America, Indiana, this month’s reblog comes from Michael Anthony Goodman.  Reading Michael’s posts is like getting a piece of candy in the middle of the day.  I always get a little excited. Check out this post on the app Timehop.  I’ve been using Timehop for a couple of years now.  It’s a fun little app to check every now and then.

A Timeline of Student Affairs History

Click to Expand I tried to capture some of the major publications in student affairs history as well as important moments in the growth of ACPA and NASPA.  Think I should add something?  Let me know in the comments below. UPDATE: Great feedback from everyone on the timeline.  I’m thinking of creating an “Equitable Timeline of Student Affairs History” as an additional post.  Given the space constraints of the design, my original focused more squarely on publication and major ACPA/NASPA events.  I struggled with how to present a more inclusive history here.  If… Read More