Why Self-Care is Important
As we cycle through another year in higher education, the author of our post today reminds us why it is important to care for ourselves as we strive to care for those around us.
The Well-Balanced Nudge: How to Impact Behavior without Limiting Choice
From slicing apples to sending texts, education professionals have drawn from a growing suite of behavioral insights to design interventions that positively influence student behavior. Nudging can take on a variety of forms that range in strength and scale, but with such an adaptable concept comes the need to prevent confusion or unintentional misuse in practice. While behavioral interventions are rightfully discussed for their potential to achieve large-scale change at low costs, it’s also worth underscoring the importance of implementing nudges with fidelity. Ethical nudges should be designed with the intention of benefitting those being nudged, and they should never be misleading, coercive, or restrictive. As illustrated in a satirical cartoon from the Behavioral Scientist magazine, a “gentle tap of good sense” falls neatly in the center of the nudge continuum, whereas “feather of statistical insignificance” and “bat of paternalistic overreach” lie on opposite ends. In this post, NASPA's Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley offers a few suggestions for ways student affairs professionals can strike the right balance on the nudging scale.
New Communications Co-Coordinator Welcome
A message from Communications Co-Coordinators Ajar and Jordan about KC vision and opportunities for engagement, focused on the KC blog and social media.
Debunking the “Mythsquitos” of Pay Equity and Tips on How to Capitalize on Negotiation Opportunities
2059, 2124, 2233 ...
To be honest, until recently I had no idea how significant these numbers are to the conversation about pay equity and salary negotiations for women. Some of you may know, but for others, here is your first hint towards the significance: they are years.
The Waiting Game of the Post-TPE Experience
The days and weeks between TPE and your first job offer can be stressful, surviving your first on-campus interview and interpreting communication from employers. In this post, Michael Cherry provides advice and scenarios to help you navigate.
A Warm Welcome from our new Co-Chairs
Featured this week is a welcome letter from our new KC Co-Chairs, focusing on vision, goals, and opportunities to engage.