Keynoting the #SATechBOS 2013 Unconference

I’m excited to be the opening keynote at this year’s #SATechBOS Unconference.  The event utilizes as a unique format that encourages peer-to-peer learning and interaction.  It’s a pretty interesting concept and a new take on the sometimes stale traditional conference format.  Wikipedia describes it as follows: An “unconference“ is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. (wikipedia.com) This is my second year… Read More

Experiment Using Social Media in the Classroom (After The Article)

Twitter Bird

Last week, StudentAffairs.com published a piece I wrote entitled, An Experiment Using Twitter in Teaching a Student Affairs Practicum Course, in their Journal of Technology in Student Affairs.  (Please check it out and let me know what you think!)  In one of the later paragraphs of the piece, I wrote about my plans for teaching with social media in the future.  As many of my students will tell you, I like to try one or two new “teaching experiments” each semester.  Usually these experiments involve some kind of technology or social media… Read More

Ignite!-ing AERA

I’m excited to have been invited to present during a Presidential Session at the American Educational Research Association Conference this coming week in San Francisco, CA.  Many of you may be familiar with my previous work in organizing a PechaKucha session for the ACPA-College Student Educators, International Convention this past spring.  For those of you unfamiliar, PechaKucha is a style of presentation where there are 20 slides, each displayed for 20 seconds, and they are automatically set to advance while the presenter speaks over them.  It is a fun but very challenging… Read More

2 Presentations for the 2013 Dalton Institute on College Student Values

I had the privilege of giving two presentations at the 2013 Dalton Institute on College Student Values at Florida State University in Tallahassee.  The theme of this year’s institute was “Character in an Age of Self-Promotion: Exploring the Role of Social Media on College Student Development.”  Obviously, perfectly suited for me and my research passions. 🙂 The abstracts and information about my sessions  can be found here.  Below you will find the presentations themselves as well as any additional information and links that might be helpful in understanding the topics.

What is the Residential Curriculum Model? What are Curricular Approaches?

In informal discourse the term “residential curriculum” is used to describe an intentional way of promoting learning opportunities for students in college and university residence life and education programs. A residential curriculum, however, is a very specific approach to structuring these learning opportunities. It borrows from the techniques used in the classroom (learning objectives, methods, etc.) and applies them to out-of-class contexts to provide more intentional learning opportunities for students. First implemented at the University of Delaware in the early 2000s, the Model was detailed in a 2006 article, “Beyond seat time and student… Read More