Tag Archives: HIgher Education Administration

To My Friends in Texas…

Alright, for those who may be wondering what all the hubbub is about Texas today, it relates to a law which was passed there. This law, referred to as Campus Carry. Campus Carry allows for students who have concealed carry … Continue reading

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Advertising Student Affairs

We don’t do a good job of advertising. What I mean by “we” in that is those of us working in student affairs. We do not do a good job of advertising what exactly it is that we do. Faculty … Continue reading

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How to Describe What I Do (Higher Ed Edition)

So after discussing the topic with friends and cohort members and hearing a number of perspectives, I wanted to offer this resource to those considering working in Higher Education, particularly student affairs and services. When I was considering this career … Continue reading

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Establish the Connection

I have been given the privilege recently of serving as the president of the Higher Education Student Association (HESA) at my university. This org was on it’s last legs. I was looking into the group whose last post on twitter … Continue reading

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Who is Responsible?

So we had a deep and very intense discussion last night in my College Student Development Theory class around this piece: Student’s Death of U. of C. There were a few very serious ideas people faced as we went through … Continue reading

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Leadership?

So I read a really interesting piece for class last night that discussed the difference between administrators, managers, and leaders. It was by Dale D McConkey (1989) and is called “Are you an Administrator, Manager, or a Leader?” As a … Continue reading

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Books that Have Touched Me

So I recently made a post on facebook about books that have stuck with me: Rules: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t … Continue reading

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The “Indoctrination” of College Life (A Rant)

I wanted to address a topic that has been on my mind for some time: Indoctrination. Generally, indoctrination is defined as teaching rudiments and fundamentals. Hmm, sounds simple enough. But how is that different from education? Well, indoctrination is usually … Continue reading

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Where did it all begin

I have an age old practice that I’ve been doing for several years now and that practice is keeping a journal. I don’t write every day and I don’t write about everything that happens to me. I call my journal … Continue reading

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Imagine…

So I attended the Presidential Inauguration of my university’s new president yesterday and after listening to the speeches, it really got me thinking…and imagining. Imagine you are the president of a university, sitting atop the stage, preparing to speak on … Continue reading

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