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What initially interested you in studying Latinos in higher education? I knew very early in my life that I wanted to study Latino students in higher education. As a child, I accompanied my mother as she pursued an undergraduate degree at Cal State San Bernardino. I witnessed her struggle for several years as a single mother and full-time student.
In this post, Nicole Eramo, Member at Large of the Public Policy Division shares a personal account to provide a window into how the national narrative around campus sexual assault is affected.
In Fall of 2016, I decided to leave my Student Affairs job and pursue a career in Marketing. While I still work at a Higher Education institution, this shift has felt quite different in many ways. When I was interviewing, I made it a point to highlight my transferrable skills and try to find some common ground between my previous role and the new one I was hoping to do. However, I wondered deep down how well they would serve me on this new path. What I have found, is that my experiences not only make me qualified for my job, but also give me an edge!
The strategic planning process can also be a time where different constituent groups lobby for their priorities to be strategic priorities. How can we, as student affairs professionals, provide feedback that civic engagement should be part of the strategic plan? If the strategic planning process centers on “how the students will get there,” i.e. what the institution will do to help them achieve the mission, then these are the core questions for constituent groups: What do our students need? What do we do well that helps them and what should we do to help students meet those needs? Likely, phrases such as linking to the work, global citizenship, multiple perspectives, and media literacy will emerge as what students need to “get there.” These are all elements of civic engagement. An institution does not have to have the words civic engagement in its strategic plan to prioritize it.
Have you ever thought about joining the Parent and Family Relations KC? Read more about why the leadership team got involved and what drives us.
Meet on of our awesome IV-W Graduate Students - Bailey Dunn, Colorado State University
In developing the College’s 2017 civic action plan we revisited these concepts, and updated them to conform to the revisions to the College’s mission statement and values, as well as the emerging Geneseo Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education (GLOBE). In addition, the College strategic plan has specified eight individual objectives that, taken together, contribute to the conception of a civic action plan for SUNY Geneseo.
This blog will discuss the author's transition to her new role as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. The author discusses lessons learned from the NASPA manuscript, "AVP: Leading from the Unique Role of Associate/ Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (2016) in helping with adjusting to her new role.