12 Tricks to Appear Smart in Emails (from thecooperreview.com)

I loved the first post on “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” from thecooperreview.com, but then they came up with this gem!  Amazing!  Go check out their site.  It has some pretty great content.  And you can buy a lot of the items on posters, mugs and such.  BIG FAN!

ERMAHGERD! It’s Student Affairs!

Ah yes.  Those awkward teenage years.  A period that spawned this meme–meant to approximate the sound of speaking through an orthodontic retainer.  Interested in the history of the meme?  Check out this entry in KnowYourMeme and the video below. When you’re ready… it’s time for ERMAHGERD! ITH THUDEN AFFUTH! Got your own?  Through them in the comments below.

20 Memes to Get You Through Residence Hall Closing #ResLife

The following cross-post comes from the AMAZING, INCOMPARABLE Marci Walton.  Marci and I recently collaborated with Josie Ahlquist and Renee Piquette Dowdy in presenting a session at the 2015 NASPA convention on blogging in higher education in student affairs.  She’s great people.  Follow Marci on twitter. Originally posted at MarciWalton.com: Closing is upon us. The time of year when you go cross-eyed from paperwork, wonder if your student staff have been listening to you whatsoever, and brace yourself for nasty rooms. Any time you try to get thousands of people to do… Read More

When you play the Student Affairs Game of Thrones…

When you play the Student Affairs Game of Thrones… There is no middle ground. The end of the year comes with a flurry of activities and work for student affairs professionals.  In that spirit, and in honor of the return of Game of Thrones this weekend, a variation on the “brace yourselves” meme… For the residence life professional… For the academic advisor…  For the SAgrad… For all the higher ed professionals… And just for an added bit of fun…

REVEALED! Researchers Uncover Chickering’s Previously Undiscovered Eight Vector

Researchers at the National Student Affairs Archives at Bowling Green State University recently uncovered notes revealing a missing “eighth vector” from Chickering’s well known student development theory. The missing vector was developed by a mysterious third researcher.  Many scholars of student development theory are aware of Arthur Chickering’s work with Linda Reisser in 1993.  An update to Chickering’s seminal work, Education and Identity.  Lesser known, however, is the contributing research of Dr. R. Simmons whose eighth vector was ultimately left our of the final book.  Reasons why this was vector was ultimately omitted from the… Read More