Professional Development

Life After Residence Life

By Lacy Tannous

I began my time as a Resident Director with no end in sight. It was a dream come true to work in Student Life at my alma mater, and while I did not deny the...

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Spiritual Formation, Student Care

5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College

By Jennifer Jukanovich

The following piece was originally published online with Christianity Today Twenty-seven years ago this month, my mother dropped me off at Gordon...

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Best Practices, Professional Development

The Art of Saying Goodbye in a Culture of See You Later

By Jessica Fankhauser

I remember towards the end of a semester long study abroad trip in college when I read the beginning of John 13. Not the well-read section on Jesus washing...

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Best Practices

Part III: Practical Implementation

By Eric Fehr, Katie Caltagarone

Where We Were *Please see Part I and Part II for an explanation of the reason for a bioecological model of student development and a framework of the...

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Student Development Disciplines

FORM: A Vision for Transformative Leadership

By Timothy Ferret

As a supervisor of para-professional staff, I have often encountered difficulty in vision-casting for my Resident Assistants at the beginning of the year...

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Professional Development

Learning in War-Time: The Importance of Professional Development during the Semester

By Ted Cockle

My desk is currently covered with stacks of paper. Event requests and charter applications for approval, notes from and for student meetings, reference...

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