It’s been about a year-and-a-half since my last post about my dissertation. Two weeks ago, I defended my dissertation NON-RESPONSE BIAS ON WEB-BASED SURVEYS AS INFLUENCED BY THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PARTICIPATION GAP. I’ve included the abstract below if you’re interested in its content but I’ll focus here on some of the process.
Three weeks ago, I started a new job: Senior Research Analyst in the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning at the University of Delaware.Â I have not updated this blog, responded to blog comments, or even looked at Twitter and some e-mail messages for the past month-and-a-half as I’ve been busy and focused on… Continue reading New Job: Hello Assessment, Goodbye Student Affairs
I’ve never liked the trite phrase “don’t sweat the little things.” I have no argument with the general idea that you should spend most of your time on the large, important things. But I reject the implication that the little things aren’t important and not worth spending time on. It offends my passion for detail… Continue reading Little Things DO Matter
I’ve been quite disconnected for the last couple of months. I think that I am almost reconnected and settled into my new apartment so I will soon be back to myself with some updates for this blog. Quick thoughts are listed below in no particular order; please let me know if you’d like me to… Continue reading Personal Update: It’s Already August???
This is a further development of thoughts that occurred to me as I read and responded to John Gardner’s latest post. I have worked in student affairs and I have a Master’s degree in that field. I am a PhD Candidate in one of the world’s best higher education programs. I work at the National… Continue reading Confessions of an Uninvolved Student
This is an uncomfortable post to write. I’ve never wanted to use this blog to discuss personal issues and it feels very vain and self-important to describe some of my own personal habits and practices. But every time I’ve mentioned the things below people are intrigued and interested. Some people are even relieved to find… Continue reading How I (Don’t) Use Social Media
I will be very slow to respond to comments and communications over the course of the next few weeks.Â Today is my last day at Sewanee: The University of the South.Â This weekend I will be moving to Bloomington, Indiana.Â I will begin work as a Project Associate at the National Survey of Student Engagement… Continue reading Moving to Indiana