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We don't need another hero...

With tongue in cheek, we used to say that if a college or university president wanted to strongly encourage one of its administrators to consider employment at some other institution, the president need only assign the administrator the responsibility of determining when to close because of inclement weather. 1,090 more words

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Giving our students practical knowledge to succeed in adult world

One of the photos accompanying the lead article, “Graduating, but to what?” in the Sunday, October 18, 2015, edition of  The Washington Post… 782 more words

Student Affairs

Beyond 'Live and Let Live' - The Importance of Acquiring Facilitative and Adaptive Skills

On the HERI Freshman Survey (2014), where students rated themselves on particular skills or competencies, they gave themselves high ratings on their ability to interact with diverse peers and on their tolerance of others with different beliefs. 301 more words

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“The 21st Century Belongs to the Student”

I would like to have been a fly on the wall when the course on Beyoncé Knowles was proposed at the University of Victoria in Canada.   292 more words

Higher Education

Moving Civilization in the Right Direction: Heroes Sung and Unsung Still ‘Gnawing Away’

Near one of my special places to read, stacked on a low book-crammed shelf, are four books with a total of 3,163 pages (not counting the indexes). 613 more words

Civic Learning And Democratic Engagement

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of College Unions International

The following was a talk given at the 100th Anniversary Convention of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) on April 7, 2014.

She was born a year before the official end of WWII… 3,004 more words

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Feeling Guilty...Opportunities Amidst Distress

I can recall how at times during the early years of my career, I would feel guilty when I said I enjoyed my work because as a college counselor, I often saw students when they were in distress. 782 more words

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