“Love it for a minute”

Recently I was involved in conversations with staff members about some program recommendations from a class project. The staff mentioned to us that if they brought our new ideas up to their direct reports those individuals would immediately point out the negatives. Do not be that person. Use the same motto that I tell my…

Community standards for technology use

Article that inspired this blog post: Should students be allowed to use smartphones in the classroom? One of the trends I noticed throughout my time in college was how some teachers prohibited use of electronic devices, including computers, in the classroom. It was a pretty standard statement on most syllabi. As time went on it and…

SA #SoMe crisis communication plan

Social media’s prevalence on college campuses is increasing, and student’s reliance on social media during a crisis creates a need for a crisis communications plan that incorporates social media. One of the risks of social media is that it can enable the rapid spread of misinformation (Fusch, 2011). While centralized communications staff at your institution…

Fundraising from Young Alumni

Ring Ring. My phone has been ringing once a week around 7 pm or later from an unknown 919-515-XXXX phone number. I do not answer. Why? Because I have a love/hate relationship with the call center at my undergraduate institution, NC State. I learned my lesson last year about answering late night calls from unknown…

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