Category: About the Network

What is the Student Affairs Technology Competency in Practice?

As a self-embraced millennial, technology has been a part of my personal life for quite some time—particularly revolving around new communication devices such as computers and cell phones, as well as engagement with social media. As a professional and doctoral student, the technology competency…

What is the Student Affairs Technology Competency on Paper?

Starting in 2010, NASPA and ACPA developed and implemented a common set of core professional competencies for student affairs professionals. Competencies include knowledge, skill as well as disposition (attitudes) of educators on a variety of themes. These standards of professional practice have appeared in…

Student Affairs Tech Competencies on Paper, in Practice & Possibilities

Attention Student Affairs & Higher Education professionals! This spring, the Digital Leadership Network (DLN) is launching a brand new series of blog posts highlighting all things technology. How do you use technology in your role, on your campus, or with your students? Join the…

#SocialMediaSoWhite – May Edition

  Laura Mack is a Community Director with the Office of Residential Life at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).  She also serves as the Advisor of UMBC National Residence Hall Honorary.  Laura’s areas of passion are student mentorship and advisement, residential curriculum,…

#HireMe: Maximize Your Digital Presence During Your Job Search

The student affairs job search season is in full swing! The typical cycle for hiring for many new professional positions happens in the spring, so this is a perfect time to start reflecting on what your digital presence says about you. Your digital presence…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 8)

Today, Pearson checks in with her take on the discussion.   Pearson calls Memphis, Tennessee home. She is a Program Coordinator for New Student & Family Programs at Florida State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Secondary English-Education (2013) and Master’s in Higher Education/Student Personnel…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 7)

A lot has already been written about tone policing.  If you are unfamiliar, start here.  In reading the blogs in this #SocialMediaSoWhite series so far, I am struck with the amount of effort it takes to consider ones digital identity when the color of…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 6)

For today’s blog, Crystal Lay weighs in on her experiences with social media.  Crystal is an Assistant Director of Residential Education at UC Berkeley.  Her life motto is God first, family second and career third.  She has been in residential life for 15+ years….

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 5)

Once again, I wanted to share thoughts on my white perspective of this issue: In thinking about Digital Leadership, there are some concepts I wanted to bring to light in order to dismantle the systems at work that keep white, privileged colleagues in their…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 4)

Before you begin, if you are new to this series, please read the introduction blog here. For today’s blog, Ashlee Roberts, the Assistant Director in the Office of Student Involvement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis weighs in on her experiences navigating social media:…