#ATTI80: Chickering

We all know Chickering. It’s probably one of the first theories we all learn and want to use in grad school. So I figured it was time that I threw him up on my whiteboard and see how I visually break it down. But as always, let’s start with a little background. 🙂 Chickering firstContinue reading “#ATTI80: Chickering”

#ATTI80: Baxter Magolda

Well, last week was quite an emotional and busy week, so I had to take a break from the #ATTI80 Journey to process Orlando and also celebrate my fraternity brother’s wedding. However, I’m back at it, and this week we have the ever fabulous Theory of Self Authorship by Marcia Baxter Magolda! So as it isContinue reading “#ATTI80: Baxter Magolda”

#ATTI80: Astin

Well folks, today I thought I’d tackle a theory I utilize more frequently, Astin’s Theory of Student Involvement. Now, this is probably the first theory I ever learned and used as a Student Affairs professional, and as you know you always remember the first. However, it was interesting to go through this theory today. ButContinue reading “#ATTI80: Astin”

#ATTI80: Bronfenbrenner

So to continue the theory travels I checked out Bronfenbrenner this week.Now, as I mentioned in the kickoff post of the #ATTI80 Project, this is just my personal analysis and application of theory for me, and I believe that we each should do theory and application as we see and understand it best. But hopefully it helpsContinue reading “#ATTI80: Bronfenbrenner”

Around the Theory in 80 Days (#ATTI80)

So I’ve struggled with theory. That’s no secret. But a goal for this summer is to try to get beyond my struggle. So I’m going to share my processing of theory with you. Now, my plan is for every couple of days to take a theory, a model, a concept, etc. that I believe will helpContinue reading “Around the Theory in 80 Days (#ATTI80)”

Lived Experiences

Its hard to codify lived experiences. And sometimes I struggle with how we use and acknowledge lived experiences be it the term or an actual lived experience. We hear the term “lived experience” often, especially in the Student Affairs field. So what exactly is it? I dug back into my undergrad days to one ofContinue reading “Lived Experiences”

The Small Moments

“Looking back, I realize that it wasn’t about the events themselves that we were planning and putting on, but about the experiences and processes we went through.” We all have those moments during the year when we wonder if what we are saying to our students is being picked up. We each question if allContinue reading “The Small Moments”

End of Year #SAReflection

I could be getting a head start on some financial stuff for work, but I came in early this morning to blog. The school year is almost over, and as we come into the final stretch of classes, events, programs, and even academic journeys here at Michigan State, I take pause this morning to reflectContinue reading “End of Year #SAReflection”

Airtime Perspective

It was 6:30 PM and the flight into Chicago was just starting its decent into O’Hare, where I would make my connecting flight to take me home to the final leg of my #ACPA16 trip home to Lansing. Having a window seat, I watched as the blur of Chicago began to get brighter. We gradually droppedContinue reading “Airtime Perspective”

Montréal

Bonjour de montrĂ©al! Hello from Montreal! Its been another whirlwind convention, and on this final day, I’ve gone for my morning walk to the Bagel Express to get my coffee and croissant and found a colorful corner to reflect for a few moments. This entire convention has been an eye opening experience. From the chuckle ofContinue reading “MontrĂ©al”