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We Are Title IX

I am not comfortable writing about sexual violence. And because I have been tasked to periodically reflect on technology and education for the 21st Century Scholar, I haven’t felt compelled to. But this week, with USC in the news over its alleged mishandling of sexual assault charges – and a related story I listened to […]

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A Guide to Strategic Diversity

I wrote the Foreword to Damon William’s Examining Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education (Stylus, 2013). Here’s what I said: In his epic The Souls of Black Folk in 1903 W. E. B. Du Bois commented that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” Damon Williams […]

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Reflections on Racial Profiling at USC

As I approached this May 7 blog post I was all set to write about AERA 2013, a phenomenal career-changing experience. I left San Francisco feeling refreshed in my purpose as an emerging scholar in the field of postsecondary education. But shortly after I returned home I was reminded by another unfortunate incident of my […]

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Introducing FutureBound

After many months of brainstorming, working with students, designing, developing, iterating, creating art and music, researching and oh yes, PLAYING … we are ready to share Collegeology Game’s latest game: FutureBound. You’ve read my posts about Application Crunch and Mission:Admission—two games targeted at high schools students and designed to cultivate college application strategies. This latest […]

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The Consequences of Outsourcing and the Responsibility of the Academic

I get to school around 6:30 a.m. I like the quiet and enjoy getting a jump-start on the day. Usually the only other people in the building are the janitorial staff who arrives well before I do. Over the last several years Blanca usually arrives on my floor shortly after I arrive. We never say […]

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What’s Ahead?

2013 brings a new focus to the Collegeology project: middle school. Mission:Admission, the high school college application game we launched last year, is still generating players—and we are still continuing to research the impact of the game on students’ college-going efficacy—but the design team has been hard at work on our third project, a game […]

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The Thursday Pop: Teaching, Grading, and Helping Students “Get Their Money’s Worth” or Why I Made 29% of My Students Rewrite a Paper

Today I’m teaching my last formal class of the year. I teach three sections of “Foundations of Postsecondary Education in Student Affairs” and work with 72 students across three class meeting times. I teach these classes back to back on Thursdays so I start with a group at 1:00 p.m., another at 4:00 p.m., and […]

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Mission: Admission: A High Schooler’s Perspective

Last week we launched Mission: Admission to a national audience. In the first week, we generated 700 new players. Our team is excited to see how students react to the game. I asked Foshay Tech Academy senior, Abigail Montejo, to share some thoughts on her journey to college and on playing the game. To check […]

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It (the Academy) Gets Better

Twenty-five years ago this month, a gay rights organization was constituted at Penn State University with equal parts solidarity, confusion, and fear. The university’s nondiscrimination policy lacked a clause for gays and lesbians, which made discriminating against us okay. Two years later, we wrote a respectful letter to the university president asking to meet with […]

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Practitioners and Play

Last week I attended the NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counselors) annual conference in Denver. It was my first time attending the conference and I loved it—and not just because I woke up to snow one morning and the other morning had the most phenomenal mini-doughnuts at a funky breakfast-all-day joint called Jelly. I […]

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