Building a standard for student media advisers

By Blythe Steelman Coordinator, Student Publications and Marketing ASUN Center for Student Engagement “…you’re not going to find a one-size-fits all job description from people who do this.” — anonymous interview participant “This” means advising student media organizations. In my role at the University of Nevada, Reno, I advise four different student media outlets: The …

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The Role of Student Affairs on the Post-election Campus

Joy, dismay, fear, elation, security, vulnerability, anger, betrayal, despair, hope. The results of the 2016 presidential election elicited a wide spectrum of reactions from both colleagues and students. The breadth and strength of the reactions prompted us to write to you, our colleagues, who, like our country, reflect diversity in all its forms including ideologies, …

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Why I Write!

By Kimberly Cooper Thomas, J.D. Assistant Dean of Student Conduct Author, Sister in the Shadow (2015)     www.sisterintheshadow.com About two years ago, I sat down with a friend to discuss the idea of me as a blogger.  This friend’s idea for me was more of a directive than a cool idea worth sharing.  She said, “You …

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Institutional Socialization and Difference

By Sandra Rodríguez Director of the ASUN Center for Student Engagement Whether or not Higher Education as an institution can evolve into an entity with greater depth and meaning is challenged if it is rooted in cultural hegemony, that is, the cultural dominance of one social group – the white, educated, upper class in the …

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Scholarship is Leadership

Scholarship will move our work with students from practice to influence (Hatfield & Wise, 2015). Good scholarship is a critically reflective process that integrates and applies research to improve student services. As scholarly practitioners we are well positioned to articulate the student voice and integrate student experiences in to the practices and theories that inform the administration of higher education. But …

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