#ACUHOI BizOps 2016 Presentation: Building a Departmental Culture for Digital Professional Engagement

I’m presenting the following educational session on leveraging social and digital tools for departmental professional development at the ACUHO-I Business Operations Conference. The following includes the slide sI am using as well as a link to additional helpful resources. Abstract Social and digital technologies have expanded the opportunities for staff development and professional engagement. By encouraging and promoting blogging and social media use by employees, a department can enhance the experience of its employees while also burnishing its own brand. In turn, this can aid a department in the recruitment and retention… Read More

What Does Connected Learning Look Like?

Connected learning holds the promise of re-invisioning what education can look like.  In many ways, we have talked about the ideal of connected learning for years, but it wasn’t until the advent of the internet and social media, in particular, that we have had the tools to make it a reality.  The beauty of social technology is the affordances it allows: spreadability, searchability, visibility, and the democratization of content production.  Functioning similarly, the idea of being able to create one’s own PLE (Personal Leanring Environment) or PLN (Personal Learning Network) allows one to… Read More

#ACPA15 Presentation: What Grad School Didn’t Teach You About Your Digital Life

Josie Ahlquist and I are proud to be collaborating on an exciting session for the upcoming 2015 International Convention of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  This session is intended for all levels of professionals who want to learn about how to develop a positive digital presence online and leverage digital and social tools for professional development.  This practical session provides a how-to-guide for beginners and will also offer up some new ideas for more experienced professionals.  Come join us and/or follow the twitter back channel #SAidentity! Friday, March 6, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom… Read More

Tend To Your Student Affairs Professional Garden

There is a lot of free professional development available online and ways you can grow your own personal learning network.  The following slide deck comes from some of the presentations I give on this topic.  Who says professional development has to cost?  Enjoy.

University in the New Millennium: Threats, Opportunities and Change

I’m excited to be presenting on one of my research passions at the 2014 national conventions of both ACPA-College Student Educators International and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. My session on the future of higher education (see below) is something I’ve presented on before, but I’ve been able to update this presentation with about 50-60% new content as my understanding of the topic has evolved.