Care and Creativity: Programming Considerations in the time of COVID-19

I don't know about you, but I've never seen this before. Colleges and universities are accustomed to adapting to any number of strange and seemingly unreal circumstances: major storms, lockdowns in the face of safety concerns, but pandemics - mercifully - seem brand new. As schools start to ensure the continuation of their academic operations … Continue reading Care and Creativity: Programming Considerations in the time of COVID-19

Presenting: 2018 Post Conference “Coffee Chats”!

I know the feeling well. Your head buzzes the whole flight home, perhaps punctuated with quick jots in the margins of conference programs or inside padfolios. The last several days have been educational, entertaining, and energizing. But what do we do with that energy once we get home? This year, I want it to really … Continue reading Presenting: 2018 Post Conference “Coffee Chats”!

The Defectors, Series 2: A Different Look at “Defection”

(I've said much of what I want to say about the conclusion of this series in last year's closings, which you can find here and here. But there's a bit more...so read on!) "Why the word 'Defector?'" About a week into this edition of The Defectors, I got this question from my agent Ken, who … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: A Different Look at “Defection”

The Defectors, Series 2: Kayley Robsham, Presence

  Today's Defectors contributor post, the last of series 2, comes from Presence's Kayley Robsham. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. It’s been two years since I wrote my first post about defecting. I learned so much from falling out of love with a career path in residence life I thought … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Kayley Robsham, Presence

The Defectors, Series 2: Corey Bates, Tribridge

  Today's Defectors contributor post comes from Corey Bates, Campus Recruiter at Tribridge. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. Tuesday, June 21, 2016…that day is one which will always stick out in my mind. It was my last day that I chose to be a student affairs professional. For six years … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Corey Bates, Tribridge

The Defectors, Series 2: Brian LeDuc, Education Design Lab

Today's Defectors contributor post comes from Brian LeDuc, Education Designer at the Education Design Lab. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. Education Designer. Campus Director. Higher Education Consultant, Performance Technologies. Manager for Leadership Programs. Graduate Hall Director. This is what I’ve been up to for the last seven years-- for the … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Brian LeDuc, Education Design Lab

The Defectors, Series 2: Paul Brown, Roompact

Today's Defectors contributor post comes from Paul Brown, Director of Curriculum, Training, and Research at Roompact. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here.   Those that know me, know that I’ve always tended to follow my own lead. My career path— especially recently— has been no different. When I graduated with my … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Paul Brown, Roompact

The Defectors, Series 2: Tara Singer, Omicron Delta Kappa

  Today's Defectors contributor post is a cartoon (the first for this series) created by Tara Singer of Omicron Delta Kappa . Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here. When I was a university administrator, I would throw a Happy Fiscal New Year’s party for my staff.  As of July 1 each … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Tara Singer, Omicron Delta Kappa

The Defectors, Series 2: Kelly Wuest, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

  Today's Defectors contributor post via video from Kelly Wuest, Volunteer Services Coordinator with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. Not sure what we're doing here yet? All is revealed here.  After graduating from Columbia College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Kelly received her Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from University … Continue reading The Defectors, Series 2: Kelly Wuest, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands