ACPA Conference: Day 1 Revisited

Masters student Alex Lange, presents an update from Day 1 of the 2014 ACPA Conference: Greetings from Indianapolis! Last night, ACPA 2014 kicked off officially with a re-invented opening session! In TEDTalk style – being dubbed HEd Talks for the Convention – we heard from three amazing speakers with messages that relate to our work…

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Dr. Richard Mullendore, 2014 NASPA Pillar of the Profession

This year NASPA has honored one of our program’s greatest gems, Dr. Mullendore, with their Pillar of the Profession Award. Describing Dr. Mullendore’s awards, honors, and previous positions makes me feel like I’m showing off just by knowing the man. He’s been a leader or a distinguished member in nearly every organization and association in…

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A Note to Dr. Laura Dean, ACPA Diamond Honoree

I was recently asked to write one or two short paragraphs to congratulate Dr. Laura Dean on being selected as an ACPA Diamond Honoree and to say some words from a (former) student’s perspective. While I can only speak from my experiences, I would be blown away if these were not representative of the hundreds…

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Expanding Discussion

The most important factor is that student development education always occurs in the active context of students’ lives. – Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (2004) What are class conversations like? To what depth are issues discussed? Will the program focus only on theory?  Just on practice? Do some of these questions…

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