3 Things Every New Digital #SAgrad Should Do 2014

So you’ve recently started your journey towards a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  CONGRATULATIONS!  As an instructor in one of these programs, one of the topics I like to review with my students is how they can begin to network and gain valuable professional development… digitally… and often for free.  Going digital really isn’t an option anymore, and with that in mind I wanted to give your three tips that can start you on your way: 1.  Follow ACPA/NAPSA on all social media channels As the two main professional… Read More

I need your help! …to crowdsource a #StudentAffairs and #HigherEd resource…

Are you bored this 4th of July week, desperately counting down the days until vacation? I’ve got a distraction for you. I need… we need… your help!  I was searching for a solid list of professional associations in the student affairs/higher education field for my students and couldn’t find one.  The field is vast, always changing, and I certainly don’t know everything, so I thought, “Perhaps if I crowdsource this, I can draw on the collective wisdom of other professionals to create a resource not just for my students, but for everyone.”… Read More

How ACPA’s Standing Committees Got Their Name

I currently serve as the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA’s) Coordinator for Standing Committees.  Standing Committees are organizations in ACPA that represent some of the social identities present in the student affairs profession and in our work with students.   In my role, I represent, coordinate the work of, and advocate for the Standing Committees for/on Women, Men, Graduate Students and New Professionals, Disability, Multicultural Affairs, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness. Although our mission is clear, the name “Standing Committee,” is often a source of confusion for new (and even experienced)… Read More