Welcome to The Student Affairs Spectacular; the weekly podcast giving you a front row seat to the greatest student affairs show on earth! On the show, hosts Tom Krieglstein & Dustin Ramsdell interview noteworthy individuals to talk about top issues in student affairs and higher education. So sit back, relax, & enjoy the fun!
Episode #154- James Sparkman - The Unwritten Responsibilities of Being a Staff of Color on Campus
Ask any Student Affairs Professional who is of color and working at a PWI, and you'll undoubtedly hear about how they are the go-to resource for an overwhelming number of students who share their identity. James Sparkman and Tom discussed how his identity of being male and African-American shows up in his work now as well as in his graduation program.
Episode #153 - Sylvester Gaskin - Family Orientations and Being a Multiracial Male
Family orientations are on the rise but few schools are doing them, or doing them well. In a wide-ranging conversation with Sylvester Gaskin of Towson University, Tom digs into the details of how they are running their successful family orientation. The two also talk about Sylvester's experience being multiracial in student affairs.
Episode #152 - Michael Brick - Bridging The Gap Between Incarcerated Folks and Student Affairs
It's no surprise that colleges service people from all types of backgrounds. One population that is often overlooked, but increasing in demand, is students who were formerly incarcerated and in a correctional facility. Michael Brick is working to bridge the gap between correctional facilities and college as a way to help these people between assimilate back into society and productive citizens. This podcast is perfect for anyone currently working with former or currently incarcerated people, or is interested in the topic.
Episode #151 - Megan Dailey - Navigating a Dual Career Household in Student Affairs
Balancing work and life is difficult when both you and your partner are career orientated, especially when a child comes into the picture. Megan Dailey chatted with Tom about the various challenges and blessings she and her partner face while growing their Student Affairs careers and their family. This podcast is perfect for anyone who is currently in a dual career household or can see themselves ending up in a dual career household.
Episode #150 - Lesley D'Souza - Converting Assessment Into Great Stories
A popular phrase in Student Affairs is, "Data doesn't drive." Another way to think about this is that if we aren't good at converting our data into great stories...and then telling those stories, then the data doesn't matter. Tom got to interview Lesley D'Souza who's entire job is to bridge the gap between collecting great assessment and then converting that assessment into great stories for both internal and external use.
Episode #149 - Derrick Picard - Integrating Game Theory into Student Engagement
Games are engaging and sometimes addicting. Many classrooms have successfully integrated the most engaging elements of games into student learning. Derrick Picard is interested in how the same elements of Game Theory can be applied to student engagement.
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