Category: About the Network

Win-Win-Win: Conflict, Power, and Privilege (Part 2)

In our last blog, we discussed three different strategies for conflict resolution: Win-Win (We both win) Win-Lose (I win, and you lose) Lose-Lose (I lose, but I take you down with me) Feel free to read the article if you haven’t already.  Today, I…

Win-Win-Win: Strategies for Social Media Success – (Not really) – Part 1

Recently on social media, I have been very engaged in dialogues around social justice topics.  At the same time, I have been discussing online conflict privately with some individuals.  Something I’ve been chewing on… When we train on conflict resolution in face to face…

The President, the Press, & Protests

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My first year at college I wanted to be a journalist. I was interested in covering the stories of my community, and shedding light on truth was important to me. Shortly after, however,  I took a Media & Communications class. I distinctly remember sitting in…

I Just Can’t Quit You

Cal Newport wrote an editorial for the New York Times in November (and even has a TEDTalk!) asking professionals to quit social media.  To quote Newport: “You should quit social media because it can hurt your career.”  Newport goes on to argue that social…

How do students view YOU on social media?

As student affairs professionals we often think about how our students are using social media platforms, but rarely do we look at ourselves. We are always being watched by our students. Whether we like it or not, they are watching our every move, much…

Social Media and Student Conduct

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One of the more frequent conduct related questions I get from Resident Director staff is: “I just got information/pictures/tweets/etc from online that seem to be a policy violation, what do I do?” I am often surprised by this question because it seems like we…

Introducing the Digital Leadership Network!

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Welcome to the Digital Leadership Network! We are a collaborative network of working educational professionals who have an invested interest and curiosity in social communication technologies, and the influence and impact on students, educators, and our society. Our goal is to unify and collaborate…

Tom was my Myspace Friend

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Hello!  My name is tyler miller and I feel like I am the old-timer here.  I have been a digital native, starting in the 1990s with Gopher, FTP, and Telnet, graduated from there to IRC and AOL IM (where I met my wife 16…

An Introvert Finding Energy Online

Charlie Potts

Welcome to the Digital Leadership Network! My name is Charlie Potts and I am the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. We are a small (2300 students), private, residential college in rural southern…

From Undergrad to #SAgrad

Cidnye Weimer

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Digital Leadership Network, it is nice to “meet” you. My name is Cidnye Weimer and I am a second-year graduate student at Ohio University in the College Personnel M.Ed. program. I currently serve as the Campus Programming Graduate Assistant…