Professional Development

Student Affairs Live: Reflections on the first three episodes

I began serving as a co-host of Student Affairs Live on the Higher Ed Live network in January of 2014. I was offered the opportunity to serve as one of...

#SAFeminist: A new blog for a new day

On Monday, March 31, I gathered with four colleagues and friends a little before 5 p.m. in a room set for 100 people in Indianapolis and prepared to give our...

Beyond ACPA: Reflecting on Re-Entry and Involvement

Yesterday I began a blog post recapping all of the deeply satisfying and incredible experiences over the past week at ACPA. I hadn’t finished it last night before I could...

Positive Psychology and Student Affairs Leadership – Part 2

By Keith Edwards, Macalester College, Heather Shea Gasser, Michigan State University, and Grant Anderson, University of Minnesota Last year at the 2013 ACPA Convention in Las Vegas, the three of...

The Care and Feeding of Your References

I recently received a voicemail literally out of the blue from a former colleague. When I later listened to the message, I learned she was calling to do a reference...

FISHing in Student Affairs

Do you remember FISH! Philosophy? It was big in the early 2000s. I was in my second job out of grad school working in the Center for Student Involvement and...