My Guest Appearance on the #JPspeaks Podcast: Tech, Competencies, and Inclusion

  I was SO pleased to have been the inaugural guest on the first episode of Jamie Piperato’s #JPSPEAKS: Social Justice & Inclusion Podcast for Higher Education Professionals.  Jamie and I had a great conversation about the new ACPA/NASPA Technology Competency for student affairs educators and some of the implications it has for issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.  Jamie is an amazing professional putting out some great work.  Take a listen to the podcast and check out her website. Enjoy!

Guest Appearance on HigherEdLive: Social Media/Justice/Change and Yik Yak [VIDEO]

I appeared on a HigherEdLive broadcast along with co-guest, colleague, and friend,  Vernon Wall, and host Heather Shea Gasser to talk about social media and its intersections with social justice and change.  Vernon and I talked about our collaboration on a combined social justice and social media training as well as recent events in higher education surrounding the use of Yik Yak.  See a recording of the episode embedded below. YIKYAK: SOCIAL MEDIA/JUSTICE/CHANGE ORIGINALLY STREAMED LIVE: WED, APR 8, 2015 @ 12:00PM (EST) HOSTED BY: HEATHER SHEA GASSER / HEATHER@HIGHEREDLIVE.COM How does access to a live feed of what people around… Read More

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @mi_good

If you want to follow someone who follows his heart and travels the world, Michael Anthony Goodman is the perfect add for your Follow Friday.  Michael has a background in student affairs, but recently left his job in Indiana to head to China.  He is an incredibly gifted writer who is able to give voice to inner thoughts in a refreshing and entertaining way.  If you’re looking for a little inspiration, or something to think about, you can’t go wrong with Michael’s work.  (Check out his blog.)  I often joke that reading one… Read More

SPOTLIGHT HigherEd #FollowFriday: @DrCindiLove

Dr. Cindi Love is the new Executive Director of ACPA-College Student Educators International.  Cindi brings some excellent perspectives on social justice in higher education and what we can do to affect change.  If you want to stay current on happenings in Washington impacting higher education, or just need a dose of inspiration, Cindi Love is an excellent person to follow.  She is also very accessible… real… and inspiring. Follow @DrCindiLove This is a post from my ongoing effort every Friday to highlight interesting and engaging higher education professionals on Twitter.  Have an example to share?  Tweet… Read More

3 Tips For Turning Student Social Media Slacktivism into Activism

The viral rise of the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge on social media has started a lot of discussion about what social media activism campaigns mean and what they truly achieve (or don’t).  The ALS Challenge isn’t the first of these types of campaigns to go viral and prompt discussion around these topics… and it won’t be the last.  One of the biggest criticisms leveled against these types of movements is that they represent “slacktivism” (slacker-activism).  Slactivism is social media engagement around social issues  that promote small actions that take little-to-no effort… Read More