Utilizing Peer and External Review Processes for Continuous Curricular Improvement

Developing a culture of continuous improvement within your housing and residence life department requires one to put structures in place to gather assessment data and utilize that data to make change. Furthermore, it requires the identification and standards against which a department can compare their progress and determine and prioritize goals. Within the area of housing operations, one will find numerous resources to aid departments in the development of these processes. Student learning and curriculum should also undergo a review process as well, although the resources in this area are still developing.

Presenting at Boston Latin School Today…

I’m excited to be presenting at Boston Latin School today for a number of reasons… One.  Boston Latin is the first and oldest public school in the United States.  As an exam/application-based school, it recruits some of the best and brightest in the Boston area and boasts a number of notable alumni (Samuel Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Franklin…).  Its unique curriculum, and hence its name, includes the teaching of Latin. Two.  This is the first time I’m speaking to a high school age audience. Every time I get the opportunity to present… Read More

5 Quick Social Media Strategies for Educators

I was pleased to have one of my slide presentations selected by HaikuDeck as a “Featured Deck.”  It’s a quick and simple short set of slides to give you some reminders of how to interact online as an educator.  This was also uploaded and featured as a part of SlideShare’s 2015 Upload Campaign.

Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the #NASPA15 Convention

And now for part two of the yearly tradition, a run down of all the technology-related program sessions at the upcoming NASPA conference.  I will be presenting/co-presenting a few (and by few, I mean six… lol).  Check them out below. In case you missed the round-up from ACPA, it is here. See you in New Orleans! Monday, March 23 8:30am – 9:20am Blogging Bravely: Thoughts, Tips and Advice from the Blogosphere 213 – Convention Center Perceived Benefits of Participation in the “Class of” Facebook Pages Grand Salon – (21) – Hilton 10:00am… Read More

5 Outcomes #PechaKucha Presentations Can Teach You

From the first ACPA PechaKucha session, to its adoption as a conference-wide event, a number of faculty have begun to utilize the presentation style as a class assignment for their students.  For a few years, I have avoided assigning this to my own students.  I thought it was just too hard.  That it required too advanced a skill set.  I’ve since changed my mind and this semester I am assigning my students a PechaKucha assignment for the first time.  As I reflected, I realized there were just too many positive outcomes associated with the… Read More