The Summer of Self-Care: Harmonizing Mental Wellness for Higher Ed Professionals and Student Leaders 

Ah, summertime—the season of outdoor concerts, where music helps us escape into sounds, stories, and serenity. It’s one of my favorite times of year, filled with moments to cherish, unwind, and dance like nobody’s watching. Whether it’s a local Jersey Shore band at my favorite bar, a summer camping festival, or a community concert series at the park, music has a way of making me … Continue reading The Summer of Self-Care: Harmonizing Mental Wellness for Higher Ed Professionals and Student Leaders 

ADA Compliance in Online Learning

When creating an online e-learning course, it is essential that the content is designed for all learners, regardless of their abilities. Creating an accessible course isn’t just something you must do to meet standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508. When you enhance the accessibility of your content, everyone benefits.  ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance refers to the legal … Continue reading ADA Compliance in Online Learning

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Peer-to-Peer Education

Whether we work on a college campus or for a fraternity or sorority member organization, as higher education professionals we are often tasked with implementing educational experiences  in the pursuit of helping our members and students be better – better friends, citizens, students, leaders, and future professionals. When we think of facilitator-led programming, one might assume that professionals need to serve in the role of … Continue reading Peer-to-Peer Education

Considerations When Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning Management Systems (LMS) have come a long way in the last decade and are helping facilitate the growing trend of online education.  The pandemic catapulted the popularity of online education due to its convenience, affordability, and near limitless topics that an individual can study. An LMS acts as the vehicle to host and engage with content that is created by an instructional designer. However, … Continue reading Considerations When Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS)

“Do It Yourself” Does Not Mean Do It Alone

Sometimes, life is utter chaos. My calendar is constantly packed with work and personal obligations, and the to-do list is never-ending. I need to be intentional about keeping self-care, hobbies, and contact with loved ones a part of my routine. For example, one of my favorite intentions is my Sunday afternoon phone calls with my parents. I moved away from my home state of Kentucky … Continue reading “Do It Yourself” Does Not Mean Do It Alone

Under Construction: Building Learning Experiences with the End User in Mind

Over the last few years, my husband and I have slowly renovated our home from the outdated, 1950’s bungalow with some craftsman character to a more up-to-date, functional, and put-together home that fits our needs and interests. While the home had a ton of charm and historical architecture, there have been many components that needed to change to suit our needs. We’ve needed to rearrange … Continue reading Under Construction: Building Learning Experiences with the End User in Mind

Working Nine to Five

Long before the “Great Resignation” or the “big quit” were ever concepts, Dolly Parton had a thing or two to say about life in the workplace. Like most things Dolly does, she was spot on. Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’ Barely gettin’ by, it’s all takin’ and no givin’ In her hit song “Nine to Five,” Dolly laments the … Continue reading Working Nine to Five