To address the needs of increasingly diverse campuses, at least 60 colleges and universities have named a chief diversity officer (CDO) to lead diversity efforts in the last 10 years. While these leaders hold slightly different titles, they all share a vision of leveraging diversity to enhance the learning of all students and institutional excellence. (Williams & Wade–Golden, 2014) One example […]
The truth is that our motives are pure and simple, but the job of being an administrator is complex, which in turn begins to complicate those optimistic goals and motives with which we started.
Student affairs professionals routinely avert student doom. Although it doesn’t appear on any job description (it must be one of those “other duties as assigned”), the student affairs practitioners who gathered for a presentation on project management techniques at the 2014 NASPA conference held earlier this year in Baltimore MD agreed that dodging bullets and saving students from certain catastrophe were […]