Student Affairs Stories

by Jeff Jackson November 16, 2009

Every Friday I plan to publish the top 7 stories, or blog post concerning the world of student affairs. As much as I try to view everything published throughout the week I am going to miss something’s and could use your help. I have created a breakdrink reddit where you can submit stories you find […]

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Digital Textbooks: Why campuses are not using them

by Jeff Jackson November 16, 2009

One of my favorite websites, Mashable, published an article in Aug. titled Digital Textbooks: 3 Reasons Students Aren’t Ready. I recommend the article, but to summarize they had 3 main points: 1. Cost Savings Must be Greater 2. A Standard Format is Needed 3. Questions of Ownership Great points but I think it is missing […]

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Week In Review: 7 Things You Should Read

by Jeff Jackson November 13, 2009

In-case you missed it, here are some interesting Higher Education reads from this week. Higher Ed Struggles to Serve Atheist Students I ruined university with gambling and escort work Budget Cutting Strategies Reviewed Disability may keep ECU student from staying in dorm room More Engaged 2009 NCAA football coaches contracts College football coaches see salaries […]

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Slashed Budgets Revisited

by Jeff Jackson November 13, 2009

It was just a few months ago when most campuses were making major financial  decisions. Student Affairs divisions were trying to balance the realities of a slashed bottom line and desire to provide the same high quality programs and events to students. Inside Higher Ed published an article yesterday titled Budget Cutting Strategies Reviewed that […]

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Student Affairs Chat (#SACHAT) is Tonight

by Jeff Jackson November 12, 2009

If  you are on Twitter and have not checked out the Student Affairs Chat (#SACHAT) you should. There is a great community of higher education professionals on twitter and the good people at The Student Affairs Blog created the chat to discuss topics surrounding the student affairs profession.  If you want to participate in the […]

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Quadriplegic Forced Out of Residence Hall

by Jeff Jackson November 11, 2009

The Oklahoman reports a quadriplegic student at East Central University was told he cannot return to the residence hall unless he hires an assistant to stay overnight. School officials are worried about Jackson living in the dorms because he cannot move from his bed to his wheelchair without help. Jackson now has an assistant who […]

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Athletics -vs- Academics Round 1

by Jeff Jackson November 10, 2009

Recently my friend and student affairs colleague Jeff Lail started a blog series about The College Sports Cash Cow. Jeff is a big sports fan, so his posts are not coming from a higher-education elitist and biased position. The Academic Senate at University of California Berkeley must have read Jeff’s blog.  Last week The Daily […]

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whatever

by Jeff Jackson November 10, 2009

Dr. Michael Wesch is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University. I am a fan of Dr Wesch and his research with students about new forms of media, specifically YouTube. In his most recent speech he has a historical perspective of “whatever” (you may lift both index fingers and […]

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Are you a NSSE campus?

by Jeff Jackson November 9, 2009

Inside Higher Ed published an article today about The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE); what is it and 2009 survey results. I have never used the NSSE and have heard mixed results from my higher education colleagues. Does you campus use the NSSE? If so what are your thoughts? If not what is your […]

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