Presentation: Implementing Intentional Conversations into Your Residence Life and Curriculum Work

Intentional conversations, or structured interactions between residents and peer leaders, are increasingly being used as integral components of educational efforts in the residence halls. At the most recent International Convention of ACPA – College Student Educators International in Houston, Texas, I had the pleasure of presenting with Hilary Lichterman on some high impact practices associated with this approach. Ryan Lloyd was also an invaluable resource contributing to the session. The following abstract, outcomes, and slides walk participants through the process of organizing these conversations and training their staff members for a successful implementation…. Read More

Presentation: Utilizing Standards to Assess the Effectiveness of a Residential Education Curriculum

Given that the curricular approach is relatively new in student affairs circles, there is a need for tools and resources that can help campuses and departments assess the effectiveness of their efforts. I, along with Ryan Lloyd, recently had the pleasure of presenting on two such resources at the 2018 International Convention of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in Philadelphia, PA.

PRESENTATION VIDEO: Digital Explorer, Educator or Influencer? The New Student Affairs Technology Competency

I, along with a panel of my colleagues at both ACPA and NASPA, participated in a panel on the implications of the new Student Affairs Technology competency for higher education practice.  (ACPA/NASPA Competencies for Student Affairs Educators)  Above is the video of the ACPA session, while below you will find additional information and resources from our sessions.

Social, Digital and Tech Program Picks for the 2016 NASPA Convention

Yesterday’s post provided a preview of the tech-related sessions being offered at ACPA 2016, and today we move on to the NASPA Convention.  Again, what strikes me about this list is the sheer number and diversity of programs.  The topics presented are wide-ranging from faith development to online education.  Every year the offerings get more and more exciting.  Take a look…

On Professional Competencies and the Student Affairs Philosopher King

This series delves deeper into the new Technology competency recently added to the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators.  Intended to serve as a resource for faculty and professionals to guide professional development and teaching, it provides a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the competency and provides resources for further education. Part 1: Overview Part 2: Themes On Professional Competencies and the Student Affairs Philosopher King Also check out Josie Ahlquist’s series for an excellent alternative take on the topic. As I’ve been writing on the new technology competency area that has been added to the ACPA/NASPA… Read More