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.
Walking the Walk of Wellness
An anecdote highlighting the need to make our personal wellness just as much of a priority as our professional goals, and how to balance competing values that form the core of one's Personal and Ethical Foundations.
No One Wins the Busy Game