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We've recast our podcast - Welcome to the all new Unpacking SA, beginning December 2017

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We've recast our podcast - Welcome to the all new Unpacking SA, beginning December 2017

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Entertaining, Enlightening Perspectives

By SelBallSoHard - Oct 28 2015
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I love hearing the perspectives of different SA Pros from different departments. It gives you the ups and downs of the profession, as well as a well rounded look on emerging trends. There is also lot of useful information for anyone interested in becoming or is already a student affairs professional. And at the very least, it’s entertaining!

Mind blown

By M Diem - Oct 26 2015
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Best thing to happen to Student Affairs since Dr. Kuh!

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
21
3
0
0
0

Entertaining, Enlightening Perspectives

By SelBallSoHard - Oct 28 2015
Read more
I love hearing the perspectives of different SA Pros from different departments. It gives you the ups and downs of the profession, as well as a well rounded look on emerging trends. There is also lot of useful information for anyone interested in becoming or is already a student affairs professional. And at the very least, it’s entertaining!

Mind blown

By M Diem - Oct 26 2015
Read more
Best thing to happen to Student Affairs since Dr. Kuh!
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Unpacking SA

Latest release on Dec 13, 2017

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We've recast our podcast - Welcome to the all new Unpacking SA, beginning December 2017

Rank #1: Episode #141: Pursuing a Doctoral Degree While Working Full Time

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Jennifer “sat” down with Tom for her first SAC Spectacular Podcast to talk about what it’s like to be pursuing a doctoral degree while also holding a full time job as the Assistant Dean of Students.

Relive all the best moments of the podcast with the entire library right here.

Find the full show notes for this episode here.

Apr 12 2017

31mins

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Rank #2: Episode #148 - Wayne Glass - Mental and Physical Health in Student Affairs

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It's no secret that Student Affairs Professionals work hard. Long nights. Early mornings. Weekends. And sometimes, even holidays. In between all the work, some SA Pros are figuring out ways to manage their own physical and mental health because they know the stronger they are internally, the more effective they are externally. Today Tom sat down with Wayne Glass of Macalester College to talk about his journey as an SA Pro around the topic of mental and physical health.

Jun 02 2017

39mins

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Rank #3: Episode #128: Max Quinn on Living-Learning Communities

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We have the pleasure of welcoming Max Quinn to the podcast this week. He speaks with Dustin about his work with living-learning communities. Max explores what they are, what makes them so valuable, and how to maximize their impact.

Many thanks to Max for making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Oct 04 2016

33mins

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Rank #4: Episode #131: Kyle James on Student Leadership Careers

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This week's guest is Kyle James who speaks to Dustin about his life after college as a recent graduate. Specifically moving on from being a campus leader and what he learned from his experience of being involved.

We appreciate Kyle for making time for the show!

Oct 25 2016

26mins

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Rank #5: Episode #50: Dr. Monica Fochtman on MBTI & Conferences

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Dustin talks with Dr. Monica Fochtman this week about how different MBTI types and the layout of conferences mesh together and what sort of biases might exist that prevent professionals from fully engaging in the experience. There are some resources shared and some simple, actionable tips for folks to takeaway and utilize at their next upcoming conference excursion.

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1FwsV3G

Mar 17 2015

34mins

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Rank #6: Episode #3: Kathleen Kerr & "Passion" in Student Affairs

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This week's episode is with Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life at University of Delaware and President of ACPA, Kathleen Kerr. Dustin spoke with Kathleen about her perspective on passion in student affairs, and why it has gotten a bad wrap.

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/18cdD7p

Mar 07 2014

25mins

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Rank #7: Episode #18: Paul Pyrz & Effective Leadership Programs

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In this week's episode, Dustin spoke with Paul Pyrz who is the President of Leadershape. Paul spoke about a lot of important aspects of what leadership is today and how to engage students in developing their leadership potential. Paul has a long career helping students and was a lot of fun to talk to!

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1HDZQTB

Jul 01 2014

38mins

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Rank #8: Episode #2: Josie Ahlquist & Digital Identity Development in College

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This week's episode is with Josie Ahlquist, who is currently preparing to do doctoral research on social media and student development in college. Tom and Dustin spoke with her to learn about how campuses can best engage with their students on these new tools.

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1AjY2JF

Mar 07 2014

33mins

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Rank #9: Episode #44: Craig Bidiman on Supporting #SAGrad Success

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Craig Bidiman stops by the show this week to talk about his student affairs graduate student experience as well as what he's learned from connecting with other students from across the country. Dustin reflects on his recent grad program graduation as well and both give a great array of tips for prospective & current graduate students as well as those that supervise and teach graduate students.

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1F29YUG

Feb 03 2015

41mins

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Rank #10: Episode #133: Grant Schroll on Design Thinking and Environments, Part 2

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This week's guest is Grant Schroll from the Education Advisory Board. He speaks with Dustin about design thinking, furthering the discussion from last week's episode.

We appreciate Grant making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Nov 08 2016

41mins

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Rank #11: Episode #46: Maryann Krieglstein on Social Justice & White Privilege

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This week is a very special episode as Tom welcomes his mother, Maryann, to the podcast to talk social justice. Maryann has a Masters and Doctorate in Social Work and has been working for decades to make a difference in the world as a professor of social work, coordinator of a rape crisis center, and as a certified domestic & addictions counselor. Maryann shares stories from her life and her extensive knowledge of the social justice field and we're all happy to have had the chance to talk about it all!

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1w7J1cX

Feb 17 2015

39mins

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Rank #12: Episode #144 - Kyle & Aeriel Ashlee - Social Justice, Doctoral Programs, and Love in Student Affairs

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If one topic of conversation has dominated student affairs over the past 24 months more than any other topic, it's the topic of social justice. Business and life partners, Kyle and Aeriel Ashlee have dedicated much of their professional and personal life to tackling the most difficult conversations around social justice on campuses. In this episode Tom interviews Kyle and Aeriel around their work in social justice and what it's like to be in a relationship in the same industry and the same doctoral program.

May 05 2017

43mins

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Rank #13: Episode #136: Richard Okello on Revisiting Allyship

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This week we're very pleased to welcome Richard Okello to the podcast! He speaks with Dustin about how to be an ally to social justice causes and how to work with students who are struggling to handle encounters with diversity on campus.

We appreciate Richard making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Nov 29 2016

48mins

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Rank #14: Episode #135: Alicia Rea on Alumni Relations

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We're very happy to welcome Alicia Rea to the show this week! She speaks with Dustin about her work in alumni relations, current events, and some great tips for both those in and out of alumni relations offices.

We appreciate Alicia making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Nov 22 2016

28mins

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Rank #15: Episode #149 - Derrick Picard - Integrating Game Theory into Student Engagement

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Games are engaging and sometimes addicting. Many classrooms have successfully integrated the most engaging elements of games into student learning. Derrick Picard is interested in how the same elements of Game Theory can be applied to student engagement.

Jun 09 2017

43mins

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Rank #16: Episode #53: Mallory Bower on Career Services and Job Search Tips

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We're thrilled to welcome Mallory Bower to the show this week. She speaks with Dustin about her work serving students as a career services professional, gives some general advice for those searching for jobs as well as professionals who find themselves on a search committee. Mallory has a lot of great perspectives on this topic and was awesome to have on!

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1GHFhGY

Apr 07 2015

34mins

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Rank #17: Episode #52: Anne Scheideler Sweet on Academic Advising

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This week's episode is with Anne Scheideler Sweet who jumps on to chat with Dustin about academic advising. They go over the ins and outs of this often ostracized functional area within the realm of student affairs, and why it is a great and necessary partner to our work.

We appreciate Anne taking time out for the show!

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1NDHsxi

Mar 31 2015

36mins

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Rank #18: Episode #22: Eric Lambert on APCA & Effective Student Programming

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This week, Tom had the chance to have a quick chat with Executive Director of APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) Eric Lambert. Eric has had a long career in successfully programming for college students and shares some wisdom from his experience as well as some context from the history of activities on college campuses across the country.

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/18crQBo

Jul 29 2014

36mins

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Rank #19: Episode #25: Swift Kicking It with Dustin & Sabina

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We have more Swift Kick goodness this week as Dustin & Sabina De Matteo, Community Manager at Swift Kick, sit down to chat. They talk about Sabina's role on the team, what she loves about her work, and some awesome stuff they've both been enjoying lately.

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1C5OAdP

Aug 19 2014

25mins

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Rank #20: Episode #47: Marci Walton & The Story of ResLife Puppy

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This week's guest is Marci Walton, the wonderful woman behind the awesome (and #SAChat Award winning) ResLife Puppy (or RLP) social media channels. Dustin and Marci talk about how this all came to be, what has come from it all, and what's next for RLP. Check out the show notes to connect with both Marci and RLP and enjoy this very fun episode, as well as a guest appearance by RLP himself!

Find the full show notes here: http://bit.ly/1FTzgb5

Feb 24 2015

26mins

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Unpacking SA Episode 1 - Sumi Pendakur

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Join us for the first episode of Unpacking SA where we ask, "Who are you?", "What are you?" and more!

Dec 13 2017

36mins

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Episode #154- James Sparkman - The Unwritten Responsibilities of Being a Staff of Color on Campus

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Ask any Student Affairs Professional who is of color and working at a PWI, and you'll undoubtedly hear about how they are the go-to resource for an overwhelming number of students who share their identity. James Sparkman and Tom discussed how his identity of being male and African-American shows up in his work now as well as in his graduation program.

Jul 15 2017

30mins

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Episode #153 - Sylvester Gaskin - Family Orientations and Being a Multiracial Male

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Family orientations are on the rise but few schools are doing them, or doing them well. In a wide-ranging conversation with Sylvester Gaskin of Towson University, Tom digs into the details of how they are running their successful family orientation. The two also talk about Sylvester's experience being multiracial in student affairs. 

Jul 09 2017

50mins

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Episode #152 - Michael Brick - Bridging The Gap Between Incarcerated Folks and Student Affairs

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It's no surprise that colleges service people from all types of backgrounds. One population that is often overlooked, but increasing in demand, is students who were formerly incarcerated and in a correctional facility. Michael Brick is working to bridge the gap between correctional facilities and college as a way to help these people between assimilate back into society and productive citizens. This podcast is perfect for anyone currently working with former or currently incarcerated people, or is interested in the topic. 

Jun 30 2017

35mins

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Episode #151 - Megan Dailey - Navigating a Dual Career Household in Student Affairs

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Balancing work and life is difficult when both you and your partner are career orientated, especially when a child comes into the picture. Megan Dailey chatted with Tom about the various challenges and blessings she and her partner face while growing their Student Affairs careers and their family. This podcast is perfect for anyone who is currently in a dual career household or can see themselves ending up in a dual career household. 

Jun 23 2017

40mins

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Episode #150 - Lesley D'Souza - Converting Assessment Into Great Stories

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A popular phrase in Student Affairs is, "Data doesn't drive." Another way to think about this is that if we aren't good at converting our data into great stories...and then telling those stories, then the data doesn't matter. Tom got to interview Lesley D'Souza who's entire job is to bridge the gap between collecting great assessment and then converting that assessment into great stories for both internal and external use. 

Jun 16 2017

39mins

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Episode #149 - Derrick Picard - Integrating Game Theory into Student Engagement

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Games are engaging and sometimes addicting. Many classrooms have successfully integrated the most engaging elements of games into student learning. Derrick Picard is interested in how the same elements of Game Theory can be applied to student engagement.

Jun 09 2017

43mins

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Episode #148 - Wayne Glass - Mental and Physical Health in Student Affairs

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It's no secret that Student Affairs Professionals work hard. Long nights. Early mornings. Weekends. And sometimes, even holidays. In between all the work, some SA Pros are figuring out ways to manage their own physical and mental health because they know the stronger they are internally, the more effective they are externally. Today Tom sat down with Wayne Glass of Macalester College to talk about his journey as an SA Pro around the topic of mental and physical health.

Jun 02 2017

39mins

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Episode #147 - Ariel Tan on From International Undergrad Student to Res Life Professional

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With almost 1 million international students attending US colleges and universities, when’s the last time you sat down with one and heard their perspective on student life and college? Tom had a conversation with Ariel Tan who was an international undergrad student who now works as a residential life professional.

May 30 2017

32mins

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Episode #146 - Alan Mueller - Lessons Learned from Interviewing 50 SSAOs

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Imagine sitting down and having an interview with 50 senior student affairs professionals. What lessons would you learn? Alan Mueller undertook this project and in his interview with Tom, Alan draws out some of the critical lessons he's learned so far that every Student Affairs professional should be aware of.

May 18 2017

40mins

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Episode #145 - Zack Gentry - Perspectives from a Super Involved Undergraduate Student for The University of Texas at Dallas

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Some students go above and beyond the normal role of car-to-class by getting involved on campus. Some students even go beyond that by getting involved on a national level. Whatever the case, hearing perspectives from the undergraduate students we serve can only help us do our jobs better. Tom interviewed super student leader Zach Gentry who opted to use the tiny bit of extra free time to get involved in NASPA's NASPA Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community.

May 12 2017

32mins

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Episode #144 - Kyle & Aeriel Ashlee - Social Justice, Doctoral Programs, and Love in Student Affairs

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If one topic of conversation has dominated student affairs over the past 24 months more than any other topic, it's the topic of social justice. Business and life partners, Kyle and Aeriel Ashlee have dedicated much of their professional and personal life to tackling the most difficult conversations around social justice on campuses. In this episode Tom interviews Kyle and Aeriel around their work in social justice and what it's like to be in a relationship in the same industry and the same doctoral program.

May 05 2017

43mins

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Episode #143: Ben Williams - The Value of Volunteering for ACUI

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May 01 2017

38mins

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Episode #142: Navigating the Changes of a Socially Charged Campus

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The last 24 months have changed the culture of campuses across the country due to a divisive election, racial tension, immigration debates, and gender equality...to name a few. With the change, Student Affairs Professionals are consistently finding themselves on the front lines of this change. Tom sat down with Vance Pierce of UIC to talk about how his role has changed and how he's effectively navigating tough conversations on his campus to make sure everyone's voice is heard.

Relive all the best moments of the podcast with the entire library right here.

Find the full show notes for this episode here.

Apr 21 2017

38mins

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Episode #141: Pursuing a Doctoral Degree While Working Full Time

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Jennifer “sat” down with Tom for her first SAC Spectacular Podcast to talk about what it’s like to be pursuing a doctoral degree while also holding a full time job as the Assistant Dean of Students.

Relive all the best moments of the podcast with the entire library right here.

Find the full show notes for this episode here.

Apr 12 2017

31mins

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Episode #140: Season 3 Finale

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Tom bids farewell to Dustin as well as wraps up season 3 of the podcast with this episode of reflections and memories.

Relive all the best moments of the podcast with the entire library right here.

Find the full show notes for this episode here.

Dec 13 2016

37mins

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BONUS Episode #139: Brian LeDuc on Coding Academies

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Dustin records his last formal interview with Brian LeDuc for this extra episode of the podcast. They talk about the recent phenomenon of coding academies and how they fit into the traditional higher education space.

We appreciate Brian making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Dec 09 2016

34mins

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Episode #138: Paige Robnett on College Women and Student Leadership

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We're thrilled to welcome Paige Robnett to her first ever podcast to talk with Dustin about her work supporting college women become empowered student leaders on campus. She shares her story and how others can help support everyone to feel welcome to be more involved.

We appreciate Paige making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Dec 06 2016

42mins

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BONUS Episode #137: An Important Announcement

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An important announcement from Dustin about the future of the podcast.

Dec 01 2016

1min

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Episode #136: Richard Okello on Revisiting Allyship

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This week we're very pleased to welcome Richard Okello to the podcast! He speaks with Dustin about how to be an ally to social justice causes and how to work with students who are struggling to handle encounters with diversity on campus.

We appreciate Richard making time for the show!

Find the full show notes here.

Nov 29 2016

48mins

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iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
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3
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Entertaining, Enlightening Perspectives

By SelBallSoHard - Oct 28 2015
Read more
I love hearing the perspectives of different SA Pros from different departments. It gives you the ups and downs of the profession, as well as a well rounded look on emerging trends. There is also lot of useful information for anyone interested in becoming or is already a student affairs professional. And at the very least, it’s entertaining!

Mind blown

By M Diem - Oct 26 2015
Read more
Best thing to happen to Student Affairs since Dr. Kuh!