Catch Liz Discussing Social Media Success on the Student Affairs Spectacular Podcast

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dustin Ramsdell about my experience managing social media in higher education. Now, the episode of the Student Affairs Spectacular podcast is live! We start off as all great conversations do, talking about the weather, and then dive into questions about: My professional journey A […]

Read More

Get More Work Done

Many have heard the idiom “perfection is the enemy of good.” I like to modify that a little bit and say, “perfection is the enemy of done.” Think of the things on your to-do list that are not complete. How long will it realistically take to complete those items? As I glance down at my […]

Read More

Unwritten Rules of Student Affairs

“Though leadership is universally accepted as a cure for all organizational ills, it is also widely misunderstood. Many views of leadership fail to recognize its relational and contextual nature and its distinction from power and position. Shallow ideas about leadership mislead managers. A multiframe view provides a more comprehensive map of a complex and varied […]

Read More

Share Your Work

In the world of work, there’s work—what you were hired to do and what you tell curious relatives and people at cocktail parties, and then there is work—what you do every day. To you, this might seem boring. To me, well, let’s just say that my job didn’t exist five years ago and it’s changing […]

Read More

Professional Development Without Conferences

If you’ve been following this series of blog posts, you read some important words from Ma’ayan Plaut earlier this month who spoke about investing in your professional development. But what if your investment account (read: “travel budget”) is a little lighter than others? Does that mean you shouldn’t put as much effort into your professional […]

Read More

Choose Online Professional Development

Most of us will participate in professional development during the coming year. For many, this professional development will take place online. Online training has many benefits, including o lengthy travel and a flexible schedule. But will you get the maximum benefit from your online professional development? Here’s how. Get past the myths & setting expectations […]

Read More

Know Your University

Building and maintaining relationships in higher education is essential to a successful career. This is not easy to do considering the people in key positions often change. A university is a dynamic organization, new students and faculty arrive each year, and priorities and big ideas are constantly evolving. Regardless of your area of focus, as […]

Read More

Skills For Successful Student Affairs Staffing

Not long ago I was interviewed by a graduate student in Higher Education. One of the questions he asked was “what do you do best?” Now, that could have been a very loaded question, but the answer came easily. Years ago I might have opined about strategic planning, but in the last few years I […]

Read More

Do Something Different—Get Off The Higher Ed Hamster Wheel

Are you on the higher ed hamster wheel? Face it—we all generally end up traveling down the same path. We follow our routines at work, we deal with the same topics, and we discuss the same issues. We eat at the same places with the same people, and complain about the same things. During conference […]

Read More

Attend Your First Professional Conference

Your request to attend has been accepted by your supervisor, your registration fee has been paid, the travel reimbursement forms are at the ready. Congratulations! You are about to attend your first professional conference. But how do you make the most of this professional development opportunity, especially when you may feel like you have no […]

Read More