Be. Act. Do. Making Choices In Your Online Life.

You interact online and through social and digital media, but do you reflect about how, why and in what way you choose to use these tools? The following is from a new presentation I’ve developed that challenges college students to reflect on three questions: Who do you want to BE? How do you want to ACT? What do you want to DO? I will be presenting this at Ripon College today, but am constantly tweaking it for new audiences.  Take a look at the abbreviated preview below.  The full version, of course, has a lot… Read More

A DIVORCE Letter to my Dissertation

The power of digital technology allows one to impact others and make connections in sometimes unexpected ways. My “love letter” to my dissertation struck a chord with many and inspired Doreen Hettich-Atkins to write her own “divorce” letter to her dissertation. The PhD journey is intensely personal, but there are always unspoken common experiences that anyone who has undertaken this process goes through.  Here’s an alternate take on that journey: Dear Dissertation: I wanted to write a letter to you to let you know that I want a divorce.   We spent 3 years together plus another… Read More

3 Ways #ACPA14 Was The Most #Social #Innovative #Inspiring #StudentAffairs Conference Ever

I recently came back from the 2014 National Convention of ACPA-College Student Educators International… and it was AWESOME.  The Convention Team really took to the challenge of “reinventing” the conference experience into something new.  As a leader in the Association, I left the experience proud of what my colleagues had accomplished and excited that ACPA has become a nimble organization that is able to change quickly but with thoughtful intention.  Throughout it all, it was evident that ACPA’s values were front and center: (1) research and scholarship, (2) social justice, equity and inclusion, and (3) innovation and… Read More