In a comment to my previous post sharing some of my thoughts about #sachat in advance of their “State of #SAchat” discussion tomorrow, Gary Honickel asked about demographics of #sachat participants.Â In our forthcoming chapter (I’m not trying to advertise it – honest! Just trying to explain why I have all of this information. I’m… Continue reading Additional (older) #SAchat data: Participation, Geography, and Gender
Tomorrow, the members of the #sachat community will be engaging in introspection and discussing “The State of #SAchat” instead of their usual weekly discussion of topical student affairs topics.Â I have been conducting research on the #sachat community for a couple of years now so I thought it might be helpful for the community if… Continue reading Reflections on #sachat
I have been extremely critical of NASPA’s disenfranchisement of graduate student members, especially since that effectively negated the membership’s desire to merge with ACPA. So I was very happy to receive the following message in an e-mail from NASPA: After a month-long voting period, the NASPA voting delegates overwhelmingly approved a proposal to revise the… Continue reading NASPA Expands Voting Rights to All Members
I recently moved to a new apartment and as I was unpacking I came across my notes from last year’s NASPA Doctoral Seminar in Chicago. One page of notes is from a panel discussion where faculty discussed habits and traits of successful doctoral students. Carney Strange moderated the session but I don’t remember or have… Continue reading Habits of Successful Higher Ed Doctoral Students
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???
After many years of being a side-discussion at other conferences, technology in student affairs is finaly taking center stage at two upcoming conferences: The Student Affairs Technology Unconference is being held on July 29, 2011, at Boston University. Although the agenda is not set (and will not be set until the attendees set the agenda… Continue reading Upcoming Student Affairs Technology Conferences
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
I’ve stated that the NASPA vote against consolidating with ACPA would have been different if graduate student members could have voted. This is largely influenced by my emotions, intuition, and experiences. But how much truth is there in this belief? Can we find evidence to support or refute this assertion by examining the results of… Continue reading Could Graduate Student Members Have Changed the NASPA Vote?
I haven’t fully thought through this and my reactions remain primarily emotional so I’ll try to keep this brief: I am disappointed by the results of the recent vote by members of NASPA and ACPA to not merge these organizations. Although I am disappointed in the result, I am much more disappointed by the process,… Continue reading Initial Reactions to Failure of NASPA & ACPA to Merge
As I was procrastinating and avoiding working on my dissertation proposal, I came across the 1935 Columbia University Press book . One (short) chapter describes how punched cards were used to analyze data from a survey of Phi Delta Kappa members in the early 1930s. I know that PDK is not the kind of social… Continue reading Automated Technology Used by a Fraternity…in 1935