Sit Back: The Professional Competencies Rubrics Are Here to Do Your Job For You
How one student affairs professional discovered the utility of the Professional Competencies Rubrics while developing an assessment plan.
Creating a Professional Competency Development Plan
For new practitioners, professional competency development can seem daunting. You may be asking yourself, “How and when can I fit this in?” The answer is simple: you can’t – at least not all at once!
Wanting, Yet Not Needing Examples: Competencies at the Heart of a Professional Development Plan
An absence of examples can encourage students to develop an effective professional development plan that is unique to them.
Building the competencies into graduate study: Translating theory to to practice
What does it mean to use the ACPA/NASPA competencies in a master’s program? This example from Merrimack College describes using the competencies to provide structure, set goals, and articulate outcomes in graduate work.
Common practices that may be alienating your colleagues - Professional Clothing Standards
Regardless of your financial situation, we’ve all been there – you’re at a party or gathering, one conversation leads to another and then suddenly someone says something that essentially means “well it must be nice having a university income.” Annoying, right? Who are they to assume how much you make? And who is perpetuating this idea that everyone in higher education is making the same as engineering faculty at a research institution? And even if we did, everyone has a different life circumstance, so who knows what bills may plague you. Or maybe you are doing great. Point is, assumptions about income can be frustrating.
Overwhelmed? Use The Resources Around You
Don't reinvent the wheel - see what resources are already available to help you in your daily practice as a student affairs professional.