Assessing the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Hi, my name is Cynthia and I am an assessment nerd. I love using data to help improve our operations in the Division in an effort to best serve students. Over the past 20 years, I have participated in a variety of comprehensive program review processes. I have been a participant in interviews giving feedback on the department being reviewed, coordinated processes for my own departments, an served as the invited chair of external review teams for reviews at other universities. I can honestly say that I enjoy the comprehensive review process.
AVP Reads Common Reading Group to Meet in San Antonio to Discuss Campus Identity Politics
The next “AVP Reads” discussion will not be a virtual one as usual. This time, we’re meeting IN PERSON during the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio! If you’re an AVP or other “number two” who will be at the conference, join us for an important discussion about identity politics and First Amendment issues on campus. Read on to learn about the readings we will discuss and when and where we’ll meet.
Developing Bench Strength - An Underdog Story
The last time I wrote a blog entry for this group, I had only been an AVP for 5 months and I wrote about supervising a team that were experts in areas in which I had little experience. Approximately 2 ½ years later, my portfolio has continued to evolve through a couple of re-orgs, adding two new departments, assuming the Dean of Students title/role, and a short stint as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs while our VP was out on maternity leave. These were amazing opportunities that stretched me both personally and professionally.
AVP/“Number Two” Guide for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference
This program guide highlights everything related to AVPs/"number twos" during the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference.
Identity Politics on Campus and Beyond – Join Us for the Next “AVP Reads” Discussion on February 17!
The next “AVP Reads” discussion is scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. Participants will explore the challenges and opportunities facing our campuses and communities that stem from the identity politics that permeate many of our institutions. Please join what promises to be a very rich discussion!
Let’s Go There
It is without question that the past few weeks and the coming months and years will require Student Affairs professionals and all college/university educators to reconsider our efforts to engage students meaningfully. It cannot be overstated how important our work is at this historic juncture. Hence, I am writing about this now—while believing that this topic should have been engaged long before now.