8 PechaKucha Video Talks From #SAgrads and Future Student Affairs Professionals

This past semester while teaching in Merrimack College’s Higher Education Program, I played around with a new assignment for my students.  Instead of the standard end-of-the-year “lessons learned” presentation in my practicum class, I had my students do it in a PechaKucha-style format.  As you may remember, PechaKucha is 20 slides set to automatically advance every 20 seconds resulting in a presentation that lasts 6 minutes and forty seconds. At first I was skeptical of assigning my students such a difficult presentation style, some of whom have not had extensive presentation experience, but… Read More

Examples of #SAgrad Online Professional Portfolios

In the practicum course I taught in the Merrimack College Higher Education program this semester, I had the students experiment with the creation of online portfolios.  Online portfolios can be an excellent opportunity to promote reflective practice as well as give students a leg up in the job search.  They can follow you throughout your career and be an excellent public space to archive your thoughts and achievements.  The assignment I gave to the students, as outlined in the syllabus, read: Students will create a reflective online portfolio of their fellowship and… Read More