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What would happen to "busy" if...

Earlier this morning, I posted this on Twitter “In higher education, presence is more important than contribution, effectiveness, efficiency.” The glorification of busy is rampant. The American “busy” rhetoric stems from fear. 398 more words

Student Affairs

Adrian Ghenie - First Good Impression

We all know ‘La Costa del Sol’ for the obvious reasons; weather, food, parties… But if you are planning to spend some time there we recommend you to organise one cultural journey in Malaga City and see the Picasso Museum, the Thyssen Collection and the ‘ 455 more words


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

Student Affairs

CLL Initiates New Programs to Boost Pastoral Excellence

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary offers a new initiative in pastoral excellence. The Pastoral Excellence Programs builds on the successes of the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) in clergy leadership formation and development. 479 more words


Not the newbie anymore - growing into mid-career mentorship

I’m 35. I’m an Assistant Professor. I haven’t used all three shots at an NSF CAREER proposal. By many measures, I’m early career. But… This is year 8 on the tenure track, my first round of federal grants is into the no-cost extension stage, and I’ve both graduated and published with multiple cohorts of graduate students. 919 more words

Professional Development

Senior watch: Mid-career teachers facing financial crunch. Veteran teachers are being forced out.

In suburban District 64, Park Ridge (where I was local union president and negotiator over many contracts), our salary schedule had competitive entry-level salaries. But it also took 20 years to reach the top of the schedule. 460 more words

Veteran Teachers