Technology’s Influence on Parents and Families: Engaging and Supporting the Parents of Generation Z
Unlike previous generations, members of Generation X are not the parents who will hover over their students; rather, they want to be involved in their students’ lives and are more of a 'friend' to them. By utilizing the technology institutions can find ways to intentionally engage the parents of Generation Z and include them in their student’s experiences while they are in college. In this blog we overview five ways to use technology to engage and involve parents in their student’s college experience.
A Love Letter to the Families of New Students
Getting the year started; a letter to family members from a director of new student and family programs.
Getting Back to the Basics. Getting Back to Bike Helmets
Barbara LoMonaco, vice president for student affairs at Salve Regina University, recommends a shift in how we frame the differences between today’s colleges students and those of us who had more culturally “free range” childhoods.
Grassroots Mobilization & Associational Influence: Observations from the Oklahoma Teacher Walk-Out
A tidal wave of protest and discontent has been sweeping across many states in recent months, swelling up in school districts and spilling out on state capitol grounds, flooding the halls of government. Frustrated with stagnant and insufficient salaries, and discouraged by flat or reduced school funding, teachers have been mobilizing and making their voices heard. State lawmakers have taken note. Teachers’ demands are being met with legislation to increase funding and/or salaries, and while wish lists might not be completely satisfied, great progress has been made in several states with respect to increasing the prospects of better-funded public K-12 education. Dr. Brent Marsh, the Small Colleges and Universities Division Representative to NASPA's Public Policy Division shares observations and lessons from the field from his perspective in a small, rural community during the Oklahoma Teacher Walk-Out.
Twitter Chat Wrap up part 1
PFRKC hosted 3 twitter chats in the fall. If you weren't able to join us, you can catch up here or with #ParentsAsPartners
Join the Parent and Family Relations KC Leadership Team
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