Author Archives: Art

About Art

I'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)

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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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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