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Student Affairs NOW
46 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Lessons from Research on a Curricular Approach
These scholar-practitioners join us to discuss the lessons learned from their four different research studies on a curricular approach to learning beyond the classroom. They discuss lessons and generously share resources on organizational change, learning organizations, organizational culture, staff members seeing themselves as educators, and the impact on learners.
50 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Finance in Higher Education
Dr. Keith Edwards discusses the finance of higher education with three experts, Drs. Nate Daun-Barnett, Amy Li, and Kevin McClure. They cover the basics of the higher education financial models as well as cutting-edge issues. The conversation centers around how more equitable resourcing is needed to meet student needs as opposed to the status quo continuing to exacerbate the gaps between the "haves" and the "have-nots."
54 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Student Affairs Career Transitions
In this episode, we discuss a variety of career transitions including seeking a terminal degree, mid to senior-level, practitioner to faculty, student affairs adjacent roles, retirement, and more. Dr. Keith Edwards discusses the role of identity, imperfect institutions, purpose, and transformation with an editor and contributing author to the book Managing Career Transitions Across the Lifespan for Student Affairs Practitioners.
48 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Combating Trauma, Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
Dr. Glenn DeGuzman talks with Dr. Jason Lynch, Leah Ward, Jamarco Clark, and Dr. Molly Mistretta about combating trauma, burnout, & compassion fatigue among student affairs practitioners.
51 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities
Authors Laura Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen discuss their book Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities. This conversation explores new universities, racial justice, austerity administration, tolerable suboptimization, and the implications for students, faculty and staff, and democracy.
62 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Proud & Thriving in College: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Students
The Proud & Thriving Framework, a collaboration between the Jed Foundation and the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, was designed to equip administrators and stakeholders with the information and resources they need to strengthen campus support for LGBTQ+ college students. In this episode, Dr. Heather Shea connects with Dr. Sofia Pertuz, Jesse Beal, and Chris Woods to discuss recommendations for creating affirming and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students with the aim of achieving better mental health outcomes.
70 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Queer + Rural College Students
This episode focuses on increasing recognition of—and needed supports for—queer college students from rural areas. Building upon a recently released chapter in a new monograph, this episode brought together two authors/scholars and two practitioners to discuss the many ways that core aspects of gender and sexual identity intersect with location.
63 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Pronouns: Beyond the Basics
“Hello, my name is ___. My pronouns are___.” In this episode of the podcast, we go beyond the basics of pronoun sharing in every day conversation and talk about the deeper rationale of this respectful and affirming practice for all members of our campus community—but specifically for trans, non-binary, and genderqueer students/faculty/staff and community members.
48 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Critical Praxis in Student Affairs
The two editors and two of the contributing authors to the new book Critical Praxis in Student Affairs discuss ways to bring our commitments to social justice and the use of critical theory into our student affairs practice toward liberation. The authors don’t just argue for justice and liberation, they explore the reflexive, messy, courageous, personal, and beautiful ways they have worked at it.
87 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
The First Job Search
This episode features an engaging in-class conversation about expectations and realities for the first student affairs job search. Facilitated by the course instructor and Student Affairs NOW host, Dr. Heather Shea, the panelists were directed questions crowd-sourced from students in the class. The six panelists, all alumni of the same program from the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021, share their advice about navigating a complex job market, searching while finishing graduate school, and recommendations for negotiating the first job offer.
50 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Design Thinking in Student Affairs
Dr. Keith Edwards explores design thinking as both a process and a mindset with two authors of the new book Design Thinking in Student Affairs and two students. The conversation explores wicked problems, learning from failure, empathy, assessment, equity, organizational change, and indigenous pedagogies.
61 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
The “Froshmore” Experience
Student transitions have often captured our attention as we consider the various interventions and opportunities for engagement with new students on campus. For many campuses, this year brought two groups of first-time-on-campus students. Dr. Heather Shea discusses with Dr. Jennifer Keup, Brian MacDonald, and Dr. Laura Randolph the unique needs of the two cohorts of college students arriving for the first time on college campuses and other complications of the pandemic.
61 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Being First (Part 1): First-Generation Students’ Experiences
First generation students are the first in their families to attend college. How has the needs of this student population evolved over the last decade? Listen in as Dr. Glenn DeGuzman sits down with Dr. Robert Longwell-Grice, Dr. Rashné Jehangir, and Dr. La’Tonya Rease Miles to discuss this topic, the latest research, and explore what campuses can do to support this vulnerable population.
60 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Being First (Part 2): First-Generation Professionals’ Experiences
They were first generation students and then first generation higher education professionals. Dr. Glenn DeGuzman sits down with Dr. Juan Guardia, Dr. Ray Gasser, and Dr. Daisy Rodriguez and talk about how their experiences as first generation professionals and how their lived experiences have impacted their career journey and professional identity in higher education. These educators also share some advice on how we can best support first generation Student Affairs professionals and practitioners.
53 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Canceling the Culture of Nice in Higher Education
Dr. Carlton Green talks with host Raechele Pope about how racism often manifests in a culture of nice in higher education where white individuals hesitate to discuss race and racism openly and directly thus reinforcing long standing harms and racial trauma for people of color. Fear of being called racist often becomes more important than the fear of actually acting in racist ways. They also discuss how to move beyond the culture of nice in student affairs and higher education.
62 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Understanding the Lived Experiences of Multiracial People in Higher Education
The rise in the number of young people who identify as biracial or multiracial presents college campuses with an opportunity to expand their racial understanding to better serve this growing population and become more inclusive in the process. Improving the college experience for multiracial students will require modifying existing student data-collection methods and providing better resources and support to ensure their inclusion.
55 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgements
The panelists discuss how college and universities can move beyond land acknowledgments. They provide questions for student affairs leaders to consider as more higher education institutions adopt land acknowledgements as a common practice.
63 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Celebrating Our Listeners
In celebration of our one year anniversary as a podcast, this episode features the voices and perspectives from across the field of student affairs. Joining Dr. Heather Shea are four incredible student affairs educators participating from coast-to-coast discussing all of the ways in which their lives and work coalesce in higher education in service of students.
56 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Behind the Scenes at Student Affairs NOW
Production Assistant Nat Ambrosey sits down with the hosts of Student Affairs NOW to take you behind the scenes. They discuss how the podcast started, episodes to listen to and more, all for the 1 year anniversary of the podcast.
58 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Better Serving Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Students
To discuss how student affairs and higher education can better serve incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students, Dr. Keith Edwards is joined by three formerly incarcerated individuals and two scholars who are researching and actively and directly serving incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. They discuss foundational knowledge, myths, strengths and contributions, and how student affairs professionals can better serve these students.
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