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Students, it's not you. It's me.

I feel like I do not understand most of my students. I still like them, a lot. But, I do not understand them. I have often wondered if this phenomena is discipline-specific. 942 more words

Student Affairs

leaning yin

I feel the need to preface what I am about to write by acknowledging my own workaholic nature. I am almost always the first one in the office and I email on nights and weekends. 525 more words

Holistic Self

Shame, Fitting-in and Belonging in Student Affairs

On Tuesday I attended a mini-conference on my campus. One of the break-out sessions I chose was on shame resilience; based on Brene Brown’s work on shame and vulnerability.  688 more words


100 Professionals Answer "Why They Choose Student Affairs" As A Career #CSAM14

In honor of Careers in Student Affairs Month (CSAM),

I asked my colleagues to complete the following sentence:

I received approximately 100 responses.  Doing a back-of-the-napkin qualitative coding and analysis for themes (completely non-scientific on a non-scientific sample), the chart below represents the most common responses.   1,807 more words

Student Affairs

Dreaming of an Administrative Sabbatical

by Anonymous

So, here’s the deal: I’m TIRED! Like to-the-core mentally, physically, spiritually, and professionally tired.  This is not the kind of tired that a vacation, a long weekend spent in bed, or a weekday massage can dispel.  1,077 more words


A Visual Way of Understanding Student Development Theory

There are a handful books that I refer to as my “life changers,” or works that had a profound impact on me and my thinking long after I finished reading them.   178 more words

Student Affairs

trading in my arrow for a flame thrower (for just a minute)

As I sat in the staff meeting last week, the word October was uttered. Now for many students this is a time of joy! Snow season coming: maybe we will get a snow day. 1,119 more words

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