SPOTLIGHT: Cornell Admissions’ Student Blogs

The use of first-person student blogs on admissions websites isn’t new, but Cornell University has given broad latitude to its student bloggers to share their uncensored experiences.  From the blog landing page, one has links to student blogs on independent platforms including Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress, and others.  It’s a refreshing take on student admissions blogs that break out of the usual university template. This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of social media efforts by colleges and universities every Monday.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet… Read More

Designing Your Digital Stamp: Resources for Higher Ed Students, Educators & Future Employers

I have the immense privilege of serving alongside some incredibly talented individuals on the ACPA Digital Task Force.  I wanted to share a recent post by a member of my subgroup, Jason Meriwether, of the “Informed and Responsible Engagement” team.  Our goal is to develop resources for both students and educators on how to promote positive, productive and healthy engagement online.  The following post by Jason talks about student’s digital stamp, or self-presentation online, and how educators might help students navigate this.  The original is posted here. by Jason L. Meriwether  Last week,… Read More