Author Archives: Art

About Art

I've been a higher education professional for over 15 years and an Academic Advising administrator for the past eight of those. I have a background in exploratory student advising and have spent a great deal of time guiding students through contemplating their personal college-to-career pathways. I've published, presented, and consulted on the intersection of social media and academia and am a firm believer in social media's power as a tool for engagement rather than solely information delivery. I've worked at public and private institutions as well as 2-year colleges and 4-year universities. I believe in Academic Advising as a teaching and learning activity, that learner-centered education is the key to students' academic success, and that as long as we keep students' individual goals and success at the center of our decision-making process, the problem of college-level student attrition can be solved.

The Power of Connections

First, welcome back. After a long, tumultuous journey, spanning several months, I feel as though I found a bit of the voice I’d lost and am thrilled to be posting again to this blog. And the seemingly simplest of things … Continue reading

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Education vs. Job Training, Part XXVII

OK, so check out this interesting article about redefining “college” that was recently posted on The Hill: Now, let’s see… where to begin? “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is the latest in a string of high-profile policymakers and employers who … Continue reading

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Proactive Advising and Common Readings make a difference. Blog posting for Throw Back Thursday.

Originally posted on NACADA:
Lately proactive advising (formerly known as Intrusive Advising) has been featured in media articles, Completion Agenda press releases, and campus discussions. The concept isn’t new. Coined by Robert Glennen in 1975, the idea of proactively reaching…

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Human Interaction Will Revolutionize Education

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#Preach

So, A.): Read This Now, let’s talk about a few things. Two of my favorite quotes: “…conventional wisdom is wrong. In reality these (humanities) degrees all produce expected lifetime earning increments far in excess of the cost of college tuition, … Continue reading

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Post #NACADA14 Conference Follow-up… With Yourself

Another NACADA conference is in the books, and it was another fantastic opportunity to re-connect, network, and grow professionally. Charlie Nutt’s and Darrell Strayhorn’s speeches were terrifically inspiring, and the selection of concurrent sessions was actually a little overwhelming. Personally, … Continue reading

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On Getting #AcAdv Right

So, my boss shared this article with me the other day, and, before I’d gotten too far into the article, I had added about 18 more things to my already-too-long “to do” list (the name of this file on my … Continue reading

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