Our hosts make some predictions about what higher education will look like in a post-COVID world. Will students still want to take online classes? Will universities allow staff to continue working remotely? Will students be able to continue doing administrative processes remotely? Tune in to hear our predictions!
In the month of November, the Student Affairs Nerds Podcast team will be highlighting innovations for which students are most grateful. In this episode, you will meet two very involved student leaders who share their experiences during the pandemic sweeping the nation and the world currently. Additionally, they share the innovations and opportunities that have been the most useful to them in their academic and co-curricular lives. So, have a seat (or a run… whatever you do when you listen to podcasts) and take a sip (of whatever your choice… Read More »1.12 Gratitude for Innovation Month – Student Leaders
If you want to think differently about higher education and student support, listen to perspectives from individuals adjacent to, or even outside of, higher education. Many of you may have never heard of online program management and I’d venture to say you haven’t thought about the topics discussed on this episode in quite the same way. I’m joined today by John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners, an online program management company. John provides unique insight into strategies for bringing down the cost of higher education and envisioning a future for higher education… Read More »1.11 Innovations in Online Education with John Katzman
This episode features Solomon (host) and another personal friend and colleague on the show, Ms. Gelli Ann Dayrit. Gelli Ann received her M.Ed. in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California and B.S. in Child Development at San Diego State University. She currently serves as Assistant Director of the Department of Alumni Relations and Events at West Coast University. Before joining WCU, Gelli Ann worked at the Center for Student Leadership at the University of California, Irvine as the Transitions Program Coordinator. Gelli Ann has a… Read More »1.10 Online Alumni Engagement & Partnerships
It is so great to feature a personal friend and colleague of Solomon Matthew’s on the show, Reginald Lane. We dive into discussions about what challenges lie ahead for those professionals who work in Fraternity and Sorority Affairs as they begin Fall Recruitment and another programming, online. We also dive into potential solutions that the University of Florida’s Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs has discovered along the way to the start of their Fall semester.
In our previous episodes, we’ve explored some adjustments and innovations folx have made during COVID19 and here we are continuing in that vein. Only this time, we get the bird’s eye view of the transition to migrating the California State University system online. As you may know, CSU is the largest four-year public university system in the United States with 23 campuses enrolling almost 500,000 students and about 26,000 faculty and 25,000 staff. I had the honor of getting to know our guest, Michael Berman when he came to CSU… Read More »1.8 The CSU, Innovation, Equity during and beyond COVID
At the moment, student affairs educators across the world share one thing in common — COVID19 has made us rethink the way in which we do our jobs. While this has presented significant challenges, it has also given us the opportunity to innovate. In today’s podcast we’ll talk with Robert Young, International Student Adviser & co-host of the Free Food Free Drinks Podcast, to learn about the student success innovations he has seen occurring in the UK during COVID19 closures as well as in his specific functional area, international student… Read More »1.7 Innovations in Student Affairs in the UK and International Student Support
What exactly does it take to transition a division of student online quickly for COVID19 closures? Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Students Affairs at Sonoma State University, will walk us through his experiences and lessons learned during this challenging time. Additionally, he shares his own vulnerability and experiences navigating leadership as a Black man – I highly encourage you to read the acknowledgement of vulnerability he co-authored that is linked here.Dr. Sawyer, or Doc as many call him (including me), has more accolades and experience that I can… Read More »1.6 Transitioning a Division to Remote Modality with Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer