Browsing Category : Student Affairs

What Could a Sobriety Movement in 2017 Mean for Student Engagement?


Whereas the offer of a mocktail or non-alcoholic-anything may have once elicited eye-rolls among most partygoers on a Saturday night, sobriety has recently gained some attention as a possible wellness trend in 2017. While the obvious question associated with this trend is why people are opting to cut down or abstain from drinking altogether, I find myself asking what seems…

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Is Your Student Affairs Website Accessible?


Student Affairs Professionals are known for their ability to masterfully navigate the many acronyms within higher education. Well, here is new- lesser known, but invaluable- one to add to the expansive Student Affairs repertoire: WCAG 2.0 Developed by the W3C or World Wide Web Consortium, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 include internationally recognized recommendations on making web content accessible for…

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Technology and the SAPRO Conundrum


Student Affairs Professionals are not simply required to keep up with the trends that shape their institutions. They are trendsetters, leading the way through new frontiers in student engagement and success. Student Affairs Professionals are also life-long learners, constantly growing to meet the demands of their profession, and most importantly, their students. So, are Student Affairs Professionals best regarded as…

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Collaborating to Produce Employable Graduates


The Hard Truth About Soft Skills When post-secondary graduates walk across the stage, diploma in hand, how do they really feel about leaving behind a life of academic familiarity to make their way in the “real world”? As it turns out, a large number of them feel as though they are lacking some of the skills and resources necessary to…

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