Archive for April 2022
One of the questions I’ve been asked multiple time is how to handle politics. Not Politics as in what happens in the legislature, but politics as in what happens in the university. The question is often asked with a hint of dismay. Politics is a word that we often associate with being somewhat smarmy. And yet, we…Read More
When I worked at UTSA, I wrote weekly for the Student Affairs Newsletter. It was much like my essay in each of these newsletters though it was often specifically focused on items relevant to that campus or that group of staff. According to one of the directors in our division, a staff member asked him how…Read More
Oklahoma City is the farthest north I’ve ever lived and while Lubbock and Dallas have their share of cold days and snow storms, I’ve spent most of my life in places that are warm more than they are cool. On rare occasions I’ve thought about moving north. Once when I was interviewing at a campus in…Read More
I wonder if there’s any better opening to a discussion than this phrase. I wonder. It signifies an openness to possibilities. It implies a willingness to be surprised, to learn, to hear a different viewpoint or see a different perspective. It’s a link to the experience of awe, the feeling of joy, the innocence of childhood. I…Read More
What’s In a Career?
It turns out that the year 2022 will be a year of anniversaries for me. Every year is in some way of course, but this year is going to be one with a series of landmark anniversaries, you know those with a 0 in them. At NASPA this past week, I realized that I attended my first NASPA in…Read More