Article in Brief: Statewide Educational Attainment Goals

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Article in Brief: Statewide Educational Attainment Goals Jen Lombardo. Assistant Director of Student Affairs: Academic Services University of Chicago Student Affairs is a broad field that seeks to meet the needs of diverse student populations, develop various skills and competencies, and expand student perspectives. Most practitioners are concerned with the development and wellbeing of the...

CREATING A GOLDEN BEGINNING FOR FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS IN TRANSITION TO COLLEGE

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CREATING A GOLDEN BEGINNING FOR FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS IN TRANSITION TO COLLEGE As I sit here and write this blog post, I am reflecting back on last week and the hustle, bustle, energy, and excitement that a move-in and welcome week brings to a college or university. New student arriving to campus with vehicles filled with microwaves, clothing, and all the essentials for residence hall...

Critical Reflexivity for Leadership Educators

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Critical Reflexivity for Leadership Educators Lauren Irwin, University of Southern California, lauren.irwin22@gmail.com , @Lauren_Irwin22 Nicholas Tapia-Fuselier, University of North Texas, nicholas.fuselier@unt.edu Leader and leadership development are central to higher education’s commitment to student success, career readiness, and citizenship (Dugan & Komives, 2007). However, many...

To Hell with Good Intentions: A Reflection on International Service

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Community Service & Service-Learning Blog Post To Hell with Good Intentions: A Reflection on International Service By: Elizabeth Coder In 1968, Monsignor Ivan Illich, an Austrian philosopher and Catholic priest, gave an address to the Conference on InterAmerican Student Projects (CIASP) to American volunteers serving in villages in rural Mexico. The speech, titled To Hell With Good Intentions...

Learning Partnership Model

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Learning Partnership Model A new year is starting and with that, new and returning graduate assistants, student-workers, staff members, and a new chance to change up your supervisory style! For those that we supervise, part of our goal is to prepare them for their next step, yet so many times we confine our team members to their job descriptions. If we truly want to prepare those we supervise for...